Daily planner, Jan. 17, 2013


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance with author Omar Tyree
11 a.m., Heritage Hall, Building 60, Rock Island Arsenal. Free.

Solo Steppers (square and round dances)
7:30-10 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 415 W. 53rd St., Davenport. $4.50; $4 members. (309) 441-5880.

Night of Jazz (Black Hawk College Jazz Band, Bebop)
5:30 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 200-0978.

New Year of Expanding Horizons (Geneseo Women's Connection Luncheon meeting)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Cellar Restaurant, 137 S. State St., Geneseo. $10; includes lunch. (309) 944-1255. Reservations appreciated.

Better Choices, Better Health
2-4:30 p.m., Center for Active Seniors Inc., 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 386-7477.

"Odd Life of Timothy Green" (film) and potluck
Noon, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Free. (309) 523-3440. Registration required.

Quilters Appreciation Day (Appraisals, activities, talk)
10 a.m.-7 p.m. appraisals; 5-7 p.m. activities; 7 p.m. talk, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

Blushing Gun
10 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave. $4. (309) 793-1999.

Arm-Wrestling Competition
6 p.m. Registration; 8 p.m. Competition, The Clubhouse, 2501 53rd Ave., Bettendorf. $10 entry fee; free spectators. (563) 332-1561.

"Emotifs Anonymes" (French Film Festival)
7 p.m., Olin Auditorium, Augustana College, 733 35th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7721.

Nick Vasquez (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Night with Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Bring the Book to Life
7 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures 53, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport. $12.50. (563) 441-0242.

Debunking The Myths: Stereotypes and Misconceptions, Imam Saad Baig, Rabbi Tamar Grimm, the Rev. Mike Schaab
7-8:30 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 793-7356.

Quad Cities Bicycling for The Future Meeting
5:30 p.m. social; 6:30-8:30 p.m. meeting, Rooms 103-104, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline. Free. (309) 788-1845.

Rape as a Means of Political Power Play, Session 1, Narveen Aryaputri (Independent Scholars' Evening)
7 p.m., Moline Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave. Free. (309) 762-9202.

Jam session with John O'Meara and Friends
9 p.m.-midnight, The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. (563) 355-0655.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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