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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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