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 Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.