How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be shown for Family Movie Night from 6-9 p.m. at the Mary Fluhrer Nighswander Theatre, Annie Wittenmyer complex, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport. There also will be holiday performances by the ensemble actors and Mainstage Dancers. Admission is $4; includes two slices of pizza, popcorn, and lemonade. Call 563-888-2227 for details.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave., will host Winter at Hogwarts at 7 p.m. It will include snacks and beverages from the Harry Potter universe, a handmade and store-bought costume contest, classroom activities, and a trivia contest. Registration required; call 563-326-7832 to register.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Bucktown Revue, an old-fashioned webcast radio program featuring music, poetry and humor, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Davenport Junior Theatre, Annie Wittenmyer complex, 2822 Eastern Ave. The Barley House Band is the house band. The program will be available for free download from Apple iTunes and The Bucktown Revue website. Admission is $12. Call 563-940-0508 or email for details.
Friday, December 20, 2013; Friday, January 17, 2014; Friday, February 21, 2014; Friday, March 21, 2014; Friday, April 18, 2014; Friday, May 16, 2014
Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave., will show an Academy Award-winning film for Oscar in the Afternoon at 2 p.m. It is rated G, PG, or PG-13. Call 563-326-7832 for details.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013; Wednesday, December 4, 2013; Wednesday, January 8, 2014; Wednesday, February 12, 2014; Wednesday, March 12, 2014; Wednesday, April 9, 2014
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Musical! by Aaron Randolph II will be presented at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at Davenport Junior Theatre, Annie Wittenmyer complex, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport. Tickets are $5; free for ages 2 and under. Call 563-326-7862 for details. Map
Saturday, February 15, 2014; Sunday, February 16, 2014; Saturday, February 22, 2014; Sunday, February 23, 2014
Quad City Choral Arts, the Handel Oratorio Society, and the Augustana Symphony Orchestra will perform St. John Passion by J. S. Bach at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport. Call 309-794-7206 for details.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Pinocchio by Daniel DP Sheridan will be presented at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at Davenport Junior Theatre, Annie Wittenmyer complex, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport. Tickets are $5; free for ages 2 and under. Call 563-326-7862 for details. Map
Saturday, April 26, 2014; Sunday, April 27, 2014; Saturday, May 3, 2014; Sunday, May 4, 2014
Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A new passenger car has been placed on the Coal Valley railroad, and R.R. Cable is running the trains at present. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G.W. Gue preached a convincing sermon on the need of a new First Methodist Church in Rock Island 1913 -- 100 years ago: Dr. W.S. Marquis preached his farewell sermon at Broadway Presbyterian Church to the combined congregations from First Methodist, First Baptist, United Presbyterian and South Park Presbyterian churches. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's mayor is seeking to enforce the rules governing PWA projects in the city which state that local men are to be hired for the work. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Argus Santa Claus requests that the names of needy Rock Island boys and girls through 12 years of age be registered by parents or guardians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11or Dec. 14. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Alcoa and its employee union have reached tentative agreement on a 43-month labor contract covering about 7,500 workers at six plants, including 1,900 employees at Alcoa's Davenport Works, company and union officials said today.