Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, will present the children's show Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical (music and lyrics by Gary Kupper, book by Rose Caiola and Gary Kupper, based on the book by Julianne Moore). The show-only performance is at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10.50; $9.50 for groups of 12 and up; $9 for Girl Scouts Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 only. See the schedule of all performances online.Call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 for details. Map
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Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.