Daily planner, April 17, 2013


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Open-mic night contest
6:30-9:30 p.m., Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; free friends of RME. 563-326-1333.

Taco and tostada dinner for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 669
4-7 p.m., American Legion Post 246, 1623 15th St., Moline. $5. 309-792-3625.

Fishing tips, Dan Ford
7 p.m., Western District Library, 1111 4th St., Orion. Free. 309-526-8375.

Dance (John and Kay Retzl)
12:30-2:30 p.m., Moline Township Activity Center, 620 18th St. $2. 309-797-0789.

America's Music: Blues and Gospel (documentaries and discussion)
6-8 p.m., Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Free. 563-326-7832.

How I Became a Pirate Storytime with Circa '21 Actor Janos Horvath (ages 5 and younger)
10:30 a.m., Rock Island Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Free. 309-732-7323.

My Journey through Loss to Hope, Dr. Al Hallene Jr.
5:30 p.m. meal; 6:15 p.m. talk, First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Ave., Moline. Free. 309-762-0787.

Luv Handles
6-9 p.m., Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-386-1900.

"Mighty Fortress is Our Basement" (musical)
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 309-786-7733, ext. 2, circa21.com.

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

Extinguishing the Fire in the Head: An Exploration into Feminist Theatre Directing, Jennifer Popple (Tea Hour Series)
4-5 p.m., Carlsson Evald Hall, Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. (309) 794-7240.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes March Against Sexualized Violence Against Women
11 a.m. and 1 p.m., sidewalk behind the Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, West Lombard and North Ripley streets, Davenport. Free.




















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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