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, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation. 1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.