Daily planner, July 20, 2014

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Nitro Jam (IHRA Summer Nationals and Pro Am)
Cordova Dragway Park, 19425 Illinois Route 84 North, Cordova. 309-654-2110.

"Doctor Faustus" (drama) (The Prenzie Players)
3 p.m., QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. $10. 309-278-8426.

East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club Flea Market
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. 309-796-1204.

Tony Hamilton Orchestra
1-4:30 p.m., Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St., Davenport. $10. 563-322-4431.

"Second Samuel" (comedy/drama)
3 p.m., Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. $10. 309-762-0330.

Hike the Canal
1:30 p.m., Bridge 50, Route 172. Free. 815-664-2403.

Stephen Johnson
8 p.m.-midnight, On The Rock Grille & Bar, 4619 34th St., Rock Island. Free. 309-732-1631.

"Shrek: The Musical" (Countryside Community Theatre)
2 p.m., Bettendorf High School Performing Arts Center, 3417 18th St., Bettendorf. $15; $12 ages 18 and younger and military; $7 ages 60 and older. 563-285-6228.

Backwater Gamblers Water-Ski Show
6:30 p.m., 44th Street and The Rock River, Rock Island. Free. 309-786-8987.

"Twelfth Night" (comedy), Genesius Guild
8 p.m., Lincoln Park Classic Theater, 11th Avenue and 40th Street, Rock Island. Free.

Open-mic night
5-8 p.m., Rustic Ridge Golf Course, Grille & Pub, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge. Free. 563-285-8119.

Bruce R. Kindig book-signing ("Courage and Devotion: A History of Bankhead's/Scott's Tennessee Battery in the American Civil War")
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. 563-445-8760.

Ice Cream Social
3-7 p.m., St. Patrick Parish Center, 9619 140th St. W., Andalusia. 309-798-2098.

Two Americans in Paris: Stuart Davis and Grant Wood Tour
1:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Free with admission. 563-326-7804.

Stock-car racing
5:30 p.m., Quad City Speedway, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. $10; $25 pit pass; higher special events. 309-792-5030.

Alan Sweet and Friends
6-9 p.m., The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free. 563-355-0655.

Cody Road
4-7 p.m., Mulligan's Valley Pub, 310 W. 1st Ave., Coal Valley. Free. 309-799-7515.

"Odd Couple" (comedy)
3 p.m., Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street, Geneseo. $10. 309-944-2244.

Buddy Olson
3-6 p.m., Ducky's Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave. W., Taylor Ridge. Free. 309-798-2423.

"Legally Blonde: The Musical" (Quad City Music Guild)
2 p.m., Prospect Park Theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. $16; $11 ages 12 and younger. 309-762-6610.

"Footnote" (Cinema Israel)
4 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. $7; $6 ages 60 and older and military; free students. 309-793-1300.

RiverCity 6 (Music on the Levee)
7 p.m., Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400 W. Beiderbecke Drive, Davenport. Free. 563-888-2235.

Originals Forum and Verse-Writing Workshop with Frankie Joe Willderman
Noon-3 p.m., Mama Compton's, 1725 2nd Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-786-6262.


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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