October 2 - The Rock Island Historical Society monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Veranda Room of the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie Street on the Rock Island Arsenal. The menu for dinner is Plantation Salad, Roasted Top Sirloin with Natural Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Medley of Vegetables, and Chocolate Vanilla Parfait, all for $14.00/person including tip. This event is open to both members and non-members. Interested persons may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at no cost. Guest speaker will be Angie Snook, Executive Director of the Geneseo Historical Museum, who will speak on”The Orphan Train”. Reservations are required. Please call Monica (563) 650-4 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email Linda at email@example.com. Reservations are due by noon on Monday, September 29th. To cancel reservations the deadline is noon on September 29th. After that date, individuals are responsible to pay for the meals reserved. For further information, please contact Kris Leinicke at (309) 782-3518. When entering the Rock Island Arsenal, individuals 16 and older must have a United States photo I.D. present. Please tell the guard you are attending an event at the Clubhouse. The Davenport Gate is closed during this time so please use the Rock Island or Moline gates to enter the island.
October 6 - Scott County Genealogical Society Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library – Main Street branch. The speaker will be Amy Groskopf, Assistant Director of the Davenport Library and Jessica Mirasol, Special Collections Supervisor. They will speak on “What’s New at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.” The Main Street library is located at 321 Main Street, Davenport. The meeting will be held in the Film Road on the lower level. Everyone is welcome to attend.
October 8 – The musical group “Just for Fun” will entertain at the Port Byron Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
October 11 - Family History Center Classes for 2014 – Military Records Class from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Family History Center is located at 4929 Wisconsin Avenue, Davenport. Classes are open to the public and there is no registration or fee. For more information please contact (563) 386-7547.
October 12 - Schleswig - Holstein: The Danish Angle Genealogy Workshop at the German American Heritage Center. Taught by Michele McNabb. 12:30 – 2:00 – Danish or German? – Researching Ancestors from Schleswig/Slesvig. 2:15 – 3:45 – Under Sail & Steam: Emigration from Denmark and Schleswig – Holstein. Pre-Registration & pre-payment required by October 8th. $20/member. $25/non-members.The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport. Parking in lot behind building. For more information or to register, please call (563) 322-8844 or email kelly.lao.gahc.org. For more information please visit www.gahc.org.
October 17 – Evenings at Butterworth will present at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. World-Class Physical Culture on a One Dollar Investment by Dr. Ed Thomas. This visual presentation explores the unique opportunities for the Quad Cities to regain its leading role in classical physical exercise. From 1885 – 1920 this are was a national leader in physical training from the Turner Society to Turnvereine gymnastics. This is a unique opportunity as Dr. Thomas does not speak in public venues on a regular basis. The Butterworth Center is located at 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments to follow the presentations. This event is funded by the William Butterworth Foundation. For more information please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.
October 18 - Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society Beginning Genealogy classes 2014 – “Continuing Your Research with Online Resources”. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Butterworth Educational Center, 701 – 12th Avenue, Moline, IL. Cost is $7/class or $30 for all five classes. Free for RICIGS members. Classes held June 28, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18. Pre-registration per class is required due to limited seating. Please call Linda Polich (309) 236-1985 or Lorraine Hathaway (309) 787-1826 for more information or to register.
October 18 - 25th Annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture on Immigration History featuring speaker Dr. Philip J. Anderson, professor emeritus of church history at North Park Seminary in Chicago. Dr. Anderson will speak on “Voluntary Religion and the Swedish Immigrant Experience.” The event will be held at 7″00 p.m. in Room 102 Hanson Hall of Science on the Augustana College campus. It is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. Park in Faculty/Staff Lot H or on 7th Avenue. There are a few handicap spaces nearby on 35th Street. Please contact the Swenson Center at (309) 794-7204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
October 28 - Rock Island Illinois Genealogical Society meeting at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Family Traditions – Keep Your Heritage Alive” presented by Linda Polich. The society meets at the Butterworth Education Center – 701 12th Avenue, Moline, IL. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/calendar-of-events/calendar.html.
November 3 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Annual Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 702 W. 35th Street, Davenport. Registration is required for dinner. At 7:00 p.m. Brian “Fox” Ellis will perform “Portrayal of Steamboat Captain Henry Detweiller”. More information to be announced.
November 8 - Family History Center Classes for 2014 – Passenger Lists Class from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Family History Center is located at 4929 Wisconsin Avenue, Davenport. Classes are open to the public and there is no registration or fee. For more information please contact (563) 386-7547.
November 10 - Rock Island Illinois Genealogical Society annual dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. This event will be held at the Quad City Botanical Center located at 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL. For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/calendar-of-events/calendar.html.
November 12 - Ralph Troll will speak on the Holocaust at the Port Byron Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
December 6 – Andover Christmas Walk in Andover, IL from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. This family festive event includes the Jenny Lind Chapel located at 6th and Oak Streets in Andover.
December 7 – 19th Century Christmas at the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. This festive and fun event is filled with traditional family activities. Join us for holiday decorations and family crafts at the Butterworth Center, 1105 – 8th Street, and the Deere-Wiman House, 817 – 11th Avenue, in Moline, IL. For more information, please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.
December 10 – 44th Annual Joy of Christmas Walk with Augustana College at 7:30 p.m. This event starts at the Augustana Lutheran Church, 628 6th Street in Andover, IL and ends at the candle-lit historic Jenny Lind Chapel at 6th and Oak Streets. Students and faculty from Augustana College add music to the event. For more information please contact (309) 521-8127 or visit http://helios.augustana.edu/jlc/index.html.
December 25 - 164th Annual Julotta at Augustana Church at 6:30 a.m. The choir anthem is in Swedish and the sermon in English. Augustana Church is located at 328 6th Street in Andover, IL. Please visit http://helios.augustana.edu/jlc/index.html for more information.
January 14 – Lawrence Bay will speak on “It Started in the Quad Cities: Sliced Bread, Chiropractic Medicine, Innovations in Farm and Construction Equipment, and more.” at the Port Byron Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
February 11 - Outgoing President Lawrence Bay will speak program highlights over the past two years at the Port Byron Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.