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 Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.