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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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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