Daily planner, Jan. 26, 2013

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"Hank Williams: Lost Highway" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

Knights of Columbus free-throw contest
10-11 a.m., North Scott High School, 200 S. 1st St., Eldridge. Ages 10-14. Free. (309) 314-0258.

Clock Tower and Eagle Watch Tours
9-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Mississippi River Visitor Center, Locks and Dam 15, Arsenal Island. Free. (309) 794-5338. Reservations recommended.

Matthew Davies and The Thriftones (Live Lunch)
Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Kids' Club Polar Party
11 a.m.-noon, Von Maur Court, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. (563) 391-6773.

Wisenheimer (Studio Series Saturday, ComedySportz Quad Cities)
9:30 p.m., Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island. Ages 18 and older. $5; free comedysportz attendees. (309) 786-1111.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists)
7:30 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, West High and North Gaines streets, Davenport. $12; $9 faculty, staff, alumni, seniors; $8 non-Ambrose students; $7 groups; free Ambrose students with ID. (563) 333-6251.

"Private Eyes" (comedy)
7:30 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Sunday, The QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Pay what it's worth afterward. (563) 650-2396.

Kids' Club Polar Party
3-4 p.m., DEB Court, SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St., Moline. Free. (309) 797-8450.

Abraham Lincoln in Song, Chris Vallillo
3-4:15 p.m., Geneseo Library, 805 N. Chicago St. Free. (309) 944-6452.

Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo
9 a.m.-4 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $10; $8 advance.

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast
7-11 a.m., Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. Free-will offering. (309) 792-1661.

Soup Supper
4-7 p.m., Eliza Volunteer Fire Department, Eliza. By donation.

Silly C, Slack Man, Toomey
7-9 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free. (563) 326-1333.

Slime Time
1-3 p.m., Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Free with admission. (563) 344-4106.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company (Improv Comedy)
8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. $10; free Augustana faculty, staff and students with ID. (309) 794-7306.

Scrapbooking Day for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
9 a.m.-9 p.m., Keppy Hall, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. $50. (563) 381-3591.

Miss Blackhawk Valley Scholarship Program Fiesta
6-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post 246, 1623 15th St., Moline. $10; $5 non-dining; free ages 4 and younger. (309) 762-0884.

Spaghetti Supper for First Congregational United Church of Christ
5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1025 S. State St., Geneseo. $7; $4 ages 4-10; free ages 3 and younger. (309) 944-3389.

"Bock-Eye" (drama)
7:30 p.m. today; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island. $11; $9 seniors, students, faculty and staff. (309) 794-7306.

World's Toughest Rodeo
6 p.m. preshow; 7:30 p.m. show, i wireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $18, $25, $35, $55 (gold buckle seats); half price ages 12 and younger. (800) 745-3000.

NormaLeah Foundation Cocoa and Cookies Social
1-3 p.m., Community Room, 3rd Floor, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Free. (309) 794-0009.

Avey Brothers, The Mercury Brothers
7:30 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10; $8 advance. (563) 326-1333.

Community Drum Circle with Terry Hanson
10:30 a.m.-noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; $2.50 ages 12 and younger. (563) 326-1333.

Heard of Moose? (breakfast, meeting, kids' dance, dinner and variety show)
8 a.m.-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 4410 9th St., Rock Island. Free. (309) 793-1541.

Rod and Custom Show
10 a.m.-10 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. $7; free ages 6 and younger. (309) 799-7469.

Benefit for Julie Mueller Robinson
4-9 p.m., American Legion Post 1166, 501 Main St., Reynolds.

"Yellow Boat" (drama)
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities. $8; $6 students. (309) 743-8833.


Local events heading

  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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