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, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.