New Q-C Earth Day events on Sunday


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 10:11 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Two new events will be held Sunday to celebrate the annual Earth Day in the Quad-Cities.

Eco Arts Council will hold a "Picnic for Earth Day" from noon to 1 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. It will support the Children and Nature Network Let's G.O.! (Get Outside Campaign) and the group's involvement with the Nature Conservatory's Picnic for Earth initiative. There will be eco-art projects, volunteer work and learning about other EACQC events.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad-Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, will hold its first Earth Day concert at 7 p.m., featuring performances by Augustana College faculty Saul Nache and Samantha Keehn, the UUCQC choir, Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ Choir, the Clariknots clarinet quartet and more. It's open to the public and a $10 donation is suggested.














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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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