Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island will present the children's musical How I Became a Pirate by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, based on the book by Melinda Long and David Shannon, at 1 p.m. Tickets for the show-only performance are $8.50; $7.50 for groups of 12 and up; $7 for Girl Scouts April 20 only. Call 309-786-7733, ext. 2 for details. Map
Saturday, April 20, 2013; Tuesday, April 30, 2013; Friday, May 3, 2013; Saturday, May 4, 2013; Saturday, May 11, 2013
Today is Thursday, March 6, the 65th day of 2014. There are 300 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: All who are matrimonially inclined should remember that, if they desire the fact of their exit from the state of single blessedness to be recorded in The Argus, the notice must be accompanied by the sum of $1. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Robert Hudson was elected noble grand of Rock Island, Lodge No. 1, Old Fellows. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. F.T. Bergstrom was elected president of the Swedish National Association, which is composed of the different Swedish congregations and societies of Rock Island and Moline. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Contractors were moving equipment to the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge today prior to the start of construction, which will take about 15 months. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A letter of intent will be sent from the Rock Island City Council to the housing authority indicating plans to revise the zoning ordinance to provide for a special zoning classification of housing for the aged. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Two businesses -- Aldi Grocery and Subway Sandwiches -- will open in East Moline's Ridgewood Shopping Center this year.