Daily planner, Feb. 9, 2013

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Benefit for Sandra Merideth
5-8 p.m., Alpha United Methodist Church, 211 N. Scandia St. (309) 629-2221.

RAGBRAI for Rookies
1-4 p.m., Davenport Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. Free. (563) 343-9118.

Galva Arts Council Coffeehouse (Jazz on the Side)
7:30 p.m., Galva Arts Council Building, 128 Exchange St. Free.

Mardi Gras
6:30 p.m., Cleary Hall, Our Lady of Grace Academy, 1705 6th St., East Moline. $30. (309) 755-9771.

Ballroom Dancing (USA Dance)
7-8 p.m. Hustle lesson; 8-11 p.m. dance, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. $10; $7 members. (309) 755-2275.

Bingo Night Fundraiser for Scott Community College Interior Design Club
6:30 p.m., Tanglewood Hills Pavilion, 4250 Middle Road, Bettendorf. $10 for five rounds. (563) 441-4001.

Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association Home Show
10 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. $7; $6 advance; free ages 16 and younger. (309) 788-5912.

"Triangle" (drama)
7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday, North Scott High School, 200 S. 1st St., Eldridge. $8; $6 students and seniors; buy one get one free Sundays seniors. (563) 285-9631.

Evening of short plays by David Ives
3 p.m. today, Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free.

Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show
10 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $7; $6 ages 62 and older; $3 ages 7-12; free ages 6 and younger; free ages 12 and younger Sunday with paying adult. (563) 326-8500.

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Fair
1-4 p.m., SouthPark Mall, 4500 16th St., Moline. Free. (309) 797-8450.

Nadas, SHEL
8 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $15; $13 advance. (563) 326-1333.

Songwriters' All-Original Open Mic (Nashville Songwriters Association International)
3-6 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free.

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today (fest); 4-7 p.m. Sunday (dinner), St. Malachy Catholic Church, 595 E. Ogden Ave., Geneseo. (309) 944-5393.

Pie-Baking Contest and Auction
6:30 p.m., Luther Hall, Augustana Church, 628 6th St., Andover. Free. (309) 521-8132.

Chocolate Fantasy Fever
2-4 p.m., Elim Covenant Church, 5201 18th Ave., Moline. $5; free ages 10 and younger. (309) 764-6920.

"Vagina Monologues" (drama)
7 p.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. $9; $6 students advance. (309) 794-7306.

Battle of the Bridges Contest
7 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Free. (563) 324-1054, ext. 266.

Alison Saar Artist Talk
2:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. (563) 326-7804.

MYF Soup Supper
4-7 p.m., Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. Free-will donations. (309) 792-1661.

Masterworks: Valentine's Day (Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Five By Design)
7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $8-$51. (563) 322-7276.

Junior Board of Rock Island Mardi Gras Ball ("Black And White Masquerade Ball") (Johnny O, The Terry Hanson Ensemble)
6 p.m., Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf. $95. (309) 912-5966.

Euchre Tournament
6:30 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 220 E. 22nd Ave., Coal Valley. $10. (309) 799-7871, (309) 781-6591.

Machine Gun Willie
7-11 p.m., Elks Club, 2117 4th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 786-3557, (309) 786-3558.

Winter Fun Day
12:30-6:30 p.m., Wapsi River Environmental Education Center, 31555 52nd Ave., Dixon. (563) 328-3286.

Benefit for Mary Beth Albracht Hicock
4-8 p.m., Community Center, 2701 E. 1st St., Milan. $5 taco dinner.

Augustana Concert Band
2 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7306.

Master Class with classical guitarist David Burgess
10-11 a.m., Room 306, Building 1, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline. Free. (309) 796-5478.

Augustana Symphony Orchestra
8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7306.

Valentine's Day Gala (Five By Design)
5 p.m., Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $125 (includes symphony ticket); $100 (for those with a ticket). (563) 322-7276.

Little Miss Blackhawk Valley and Miss Blackhawk Valley's pre-teen competition
1 p.m., Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th St., East Moline. $6. (309) 762-0884.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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