Opera@Augustana will present Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti at 7 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Another short opera also will be performed. Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors and non-Augustana students; $8 for ages 12 and under and Augustana students, faculty, and staff. Call (309) 794-7306 for details. Map
Friday, November 16, 2012 to Sunday, November 18, 2012
An Avon open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of East Moline, 777 25th Ave. There also will be door prizes. Proceeds will go toward mission giving. Call (309) 755-9848 or email for details.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island, will present the drama The Best Man by Gore Vidal. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15. Call (309) 235-1654 for details.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012; Wednesday, November 7, 2012; Thursday, November 8, 2012; Friday, November 9, 2012; Saturday, November 10, 2012; Sunday, November 11, 2012; Thursday, November 15, 2012; Friday, November 16, 2012; Saturday, November 17, 2012; Sunday, November 18, 2012
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, will present the comedy The Christmas Express by Pat Cook. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, and are available online. Call (309) 762-0330 or email for details.
Friday, November 9, 2012; Saturday, November 10, 2012; Sunday, November 11, 2012; Friday, November 16, 2012; Saturday, November 17, 2012; Sunday, November 18, 2012
The musical Fiddler on the Roof (music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein) will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. It is part of the Broadway at the Adler Theatre series. Tickets are $32, $42, and $52. Call (563) 326-8522 or email for details.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The annual Model Railroad Club open house will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Midwest Trains, 1114 State St., Bettendorf. The River Terminal Railway layout is about 2,600 square feet, and is loosely based on the Peoria area in the early 1960s. Call (563) 359-1427 or email for details.
Saturday, November 17, 2012; Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Richmond Hill Players will present the comedy A Nice Family Gathering by Phil Olson at the Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and S. Stewart Street, Geneseo. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Contains adult humor; suitable for ages 13 and up. Tickets are $8 Thursday; $10 Friday-Sunday. Call (309) 944-2244 for details, or reserve tickets online.
Thursday, November 8, 2012; Friday, November 9, 2012; Saturday, November 10, 2012; Sunday, November 11, 2012; Thursday, November 15, 2012; Friday, November 16, 2012; Saturday, November 17, 2012; Sunday, November 18, 2012
Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2013. There are 224 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: On Monday the 11th inst. on Center Ridge in Mercer County,some citizens got out their cannon to celebrate the taking of Richmond. The gun wasoverloaded and burst. No one was injured, but one 30-pound piece went though thesecond story of a house. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The old folks concert at the Harper Theater last night to benefit St.Luke's Cottage Hospital, attracted a large audience. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Unless depredation by vandals in Rock Island parks is halted,special policemen will be assigned to night duty to protect the flowers and other property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Station WHBF has received a special citation from Washington forits participation in Air Mail Week, which was observed this week throughout the nation. 1963 -- 50 years ago: A 10-year high in employment in the Quad-City area was reachedat the end of the last quarter, according to an industrial employment barometer releasedtoday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Pee Wee teams will be able to play baseball and softball as usualon Diamond Three at Dorrance Park this summer, but after that, the ball field is doomed.County crews have put the diamond back in shape after heavy trucks marred the playingfield earlier this spring. Illinois Department of Transportation crews drove onto it to makeborings for the relocation of the junction of Illinois 84 and the Port Byron-Hillsdale road.