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 is at noon (preceded by brunch buffet). Tickets are $20; $18 for students and groups of 12 and up. See the schedule of all performances online. Call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 for details. Map
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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.
1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.
1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.
1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.