Paranormal Tour - Join us Friday May 24 for scintillating tales from paranormal experts, listen to audio clips found in the Tinker Cottage, and enjoy a tour with the chance to have your own paranormal encounter. Each tour begins in the Barn. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members & $30 at the door. 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102, 815-964-2424. www.tinkercottage.com
Alzheimer's Learn to Connect@Stillman Valley Library
Alzheimer's Learn to Connect@Stillman Valley Library - As Alzheimer’s disease and other, related dementias progress, friends and family members may find it difficult to spend time visiting with the person with dementia. This program will provide insight into dementia and its effect on communication and behavior, and will introduce participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful for all concerned.
VetsRoll 2013 Welcom Home Celebration
VetsRoll 2013 Welcom Home Celebration - Welcome our Veterans and “Rosies” home from their memorable four day trip to Washington DC to visit THEIR memorials. Come out and show your Thanks to our Veterans, Honor and Support them on their return home from visiting THEIR memorials in DC! Complete with motorcade escort, fireworks, bands, speakers and commradre! Give our Veterans and “Rosies” the Thanks, Respect and Honor due them for their selfless service to America! Follow Facebook for latest updates and arrival times. For information contact Mark Finnegan email@example.com, 608.207.8319 or www.vetsroll.org
Safari Sprouts - Spend a morning discovering nature at the Museum through games, crafts, stories, songs, and live animal visits! Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult, but all ages are welcome.
Every Wednesday, 10:15-11:15 am
$8/child (or purchase a 4-class card for $28), adults free
No registration required
Spa Night - Come join us for a relaxing spa night. There will be chair massage, reiki treatments, nail designs, chocolate, jewelry,spa products and more.
105 W. Grove St (corner of 173 and Poplar rove Road)
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
Leaf River Horseshoe Riding Club Poker Ride
Leaf River Horseshoe Riding Club Poker Ride - Horseback Poker Trail Ride. Morning ride only. Potluck lunch following ride. 50/50 drawing. One mile North of Leaf River. Follow signs. For more information call Ken 815-543-7998 or Carol 815-535-3432.
West Suburban Fire Dept 48th Annual Pancake Day
West Suburban Fire Dept 48th Annual Pancake Day - All you can eat pancakes, french toast and sausage. Admission $5 per person. Children 5 and under free. Raffle prizes of $500, $200 and $100. Raffle tickets $1 or 6 for $5. Bake sale. Handicap accessible.
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown - Main Street Players of Boone County present, "You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown". Based on the comic strip “Peanuts”, by Charles M. Schulz. Book, Music & Lyrics by Clark Gesner. The musical follows an average day in the life of Charlie Brown, although this is an extraordinary day made up of all the little moments known well by the fans of the comic strip, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, showcasing wild optimism to utter despair, and it’s all mixed in with the lives of his sister, Sally Brown, and friends Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and faithful dog Snoopy. All strung together on the thread of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. May 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19, 2013. Fridays & Saturdays 7:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m. Community Building Complex of Boone County located at 111 W. 1st St. – Belvidere, IL. Ticket Pricing is $14 Adults - $12 Seniors (65+) - $5 Students. To make reservations contact us at: www.mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com or call 1-800-741-2963. Tickets are also available at the door. Produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
5600 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022
EAA1414 Grand Opening
EAA1414 Grand Opening - “Miracle on the Hudson” Pilot to be guest of honor at Grand Opening
Poplar Grove, IL – March 28, 2013
Mr. Jeff Skiles will be the guest of honor at the Grand Opening of the Northern Illinois Aviation Resource Center Hangar which is operated by the Experimental Aircraft Chapter 1414 (EAA 1414) located at the Poplar Grove Airport. Mr. Skiles is presently the EAA Vice-President of Chapters and Youth Education. He was also the First-Officer on US Airways flight 1549 out of New York’s La Guardia airport on January 15, 2009 when, shortly after take-off, they struck some birds and eventually landed in the Hudson River. This event is widely known as the “The Miracle on the Hudson”. The Grand Opening will be held on May 19, 2013 from 7:00 am– 1:00pm and the official ribbon cutting will be held at 9:30 am. Mr. Skiles will make a presentation about EAA’s history and his Hudson River experience at 10:00am. He will also be available throughout the day for personal conversations.
In conjunction with the Grand Opening, EAA 1414 will be hosting a fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast and offering free introduction to aviation airplane rides to youth ages 8 – 17. There will be a demonstration of remote controlled airplanes and also hot air balloon rides along with many other activities. All these flying activities are weather dependent of course.
EAA Chapter 1414 was founded in January, 2005 by a small group of enthusiasts to share the spirit of aviation with each other and community This new facility will allow them to greatly expand their ability to carry out that mission and reach even more people than before. In addition EAA 1414 offers scholarships to individuals to assist them in their flight education. From its inception, EAA 1414 has been conducting fundraising events and securing donations to fund the building of this new facility. Official ground breaking was held on July 27, 2012. Since then, many chapter members have graciously given of their time and talents to bring the hangar to completion. It is now time to share their accomplishments with everyone.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Dean May at 815-544-0215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay's Cancer Ride
Kay's Cancer Ride - A family fun bike ride to reaise money to be donated to Susan G Komen for the Cure in Memory of Kay Scully.
Organized by Kay's teenage granddaughters.
5, 10, 20 mile bicycle options
1 mile run
offroad paved trails of Janesville beginning and ending at Rockport Park
Participation donation of $25/person or $75 for a family of up to 4 includes event t-shirts
There will also be raffles and a photo of all participating survivors who will also recieve a gift
Registration forms can be found at
for more information contact Karleen at 6084364198 or email@example.com
Patty's Plants Natural & Organic Garden Supply Spring Open House
Patty's Plants Natural & Organic Garden Supply Spring Open House - With Patty's Spring Open House we are once again launching a Sunday "Farmers and Art Market" on our Chapel Specialties grounds next to Patty's garden center from 10:00-2:00. 819 E. High St. Milton, WI 53563 We'll have local produce,meats, honey, jams and jellies, bakery,naturally made items, etc. and local artists with unique handmade items, jewelry, stained glass and more. This year we will have MUSIC! So excited to have Blackwater Duo with Acoustic Tunes for all at our Market playing from 11-1:00
Let Freedom Ring
Let Freedom Ring - The Rockford Christian Fellowship Band will present its spring concert at First Evangelical Covenant Church at 316 Wood Road in Rockford on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 4 pm. The theme of the concert is “Let Freedom Ring” and selections will include inspirational hymns, WWII big band and swing music, marches, and a special tribute to our troops and veterans. Special guest vocalist Ruth Snyder will also be featured. There is no charge to attend the concert. Free will donations will be collected. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow the performance.
The Rockford Christian Fellowship Band is a 40-piece? community concert band with a Christian ministry, located in Rockford, IL. The band was organized in 1985 by Fred M. Hubbell and is conducted by George E. Strombeck, assisted by Vicki Peterson. The band consists of dedicated Christian musicians representing many churches in the Northern Illinois region. The band performs at community events, churches, and retirement centers and is known for its rousing marches, inspirational music, and music appropriate for the occasion and season. More than 250 musicians have played with the concert band in the 28 years of its ministry.
Alano Club Breakfast 8 til 9:30am
Alano Club Breakfast 8 til 9:30am - 1210 11th Street. Please come and Enjoy Fresh Omelots, Eggs to order, Bacon, Sausage, Pancakes and more, All you can eat for only $6.00. Handicapped Accessible, All are Welcome... Enjoy...
FINDING FAITH - Gateway Community Church will be screening a new faith and friendly film called FINDING FAITH on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM. Gateway Community Church will also be hosting the star of the film, Erik Estrada in the screening.
Erik Estrada is best known for his leading role in the television series ChiP's. Since that program, he has appeared in a long list of movies, television shows, and reality programs. Estrada is also the National Celebrity Spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation the creators of the film FINDING FAITH.
The film FINDING FAITH is a full-length narrative motion picture that tells the true story of how a family found "Faith" in their battle to find and rescue their fourteen-year old daughter "Faith" who accidentally falls victim to an online predator.
FINDING FAITH highlights the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force edge-of-your seat efforts to rescue children from predators, often right before these children come to great harm. Even the tightest families and most guarded parents cannot stop predators who have perfected their evil trade.
The film is based entirely on true events and observations from experts. It will wake parents, educators and concerned citizens to how our children are being targeted. The screening at Gateway Community Church is part of a National Awareness Tour, Estrada and the film's creator and Executive Director for the Safe Surfin" Foundation are doing to bring consciousness to this issue.
In today's world, pretty much all parents have had the conversation about technology and the challenges in keeping our kids protected online or on their smart phones. Whether being concerned about your elementary-aged child learning to use search engines or managing your high schooler's growing dependency on social networking sites this film is both entertaining and extremely educational.
For more information about FINDING FAITH please visit the film's website at www.FindingFaithFilm.com. To schedule an interview, a direct interview with Erik Estrada, please contact Jason Campbell at JPCampbell70@msn.com.
Card Shower for Freeport City Hall
Card Shower for Freeport City Hall - The historic Freeport City Hall is going to be 114 years old on May 30, 2013. Therefore, in order to celebrate her birthday, a card shower is underway. Please send Birthday cards or best wishes to: City of Freeport, 524 W. Stephenson Street, Suite 330, Freeport, IL 61032. The card shower is being given by Citizens for Saving Freeport City Hall.
Little Hershey - Rockford Chapter of Model T Ford International presents the 48th Annual Little Hershey Swap Meet & Car Show.
$5 Admission, Kids 12 and under Free.
Car Show Sunday Only $10 at the gate.
Boone County Fairgrounds Route 76, Belvidere, IL.
More Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/rockfordmtfca/Little-Hershey-2013-Flyer_final.pdf
'Pec Thing' Antique & Flea Market
'Pec Thing' Antique & Flea Market - Join us for the 33rd Semi-Annual 'Pec Thing' Antique & Flea Market located at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds at 500 West First St. Pecatonica, IL 61063.
8:00am - 5:00pm
Children 12 and under Free
Held Rain or Shine
Over a Dozen Food Concessions
Over 400 Dealers Selling Inside and Outside
Please visit the "Pec Thing" page
on the fair website for more information
or call the Fairgrounds Office at:
Sorry, No Pets Allowed.
VetsRoll 2013 Send Off Ceremony
VetsRoll 2013 Send Off Ceremony - Our 4th Annual vetsRoll Trip to Washington DC honoring our WW II and Korean Vets and "Rosie the Riveters"- Honoring America's Greates Generation. Come out and show your Thanks to our Veterans, Honor and Support them on their departure to Visit THEIR memorials in DC! Reveille, Ceremony, music, refreshments. Show your Pride in America and Our Veterans. www.vetsroll.org
Annual Little Angels Pledge Run
Annual Little Angels Pledge Run - Rev up your engines and get ready to ride! It’s time for the 26th Annual Little Angels Pledge Run, Sunday May 19th in Woodstock, Illinois. Sponsored by the Elgin Area Organization of Motorcycle Riders, in partnership with Woodstock Harley-Davidson, this annual event benefits Little Angels, a nationally recognized residential facility in Elgin, IL for children and young adults with severe disabilities and complex medical needs. The Pledge Run is Little Angels’ largest yearly fundraiser, and 100% of the money pledged benefits the residents of Little Angels.
All makes and models of bikes are welcome. Whether you ride, just come for the party or want to support a bike-riding “Angel” with a pledge, your support does make a difference. With their Medicaid rates frozen by the state for the last 16 years, Little Angels needs this Pledge Run – to survive.
Visit the new Little Angels Pledge Run website at www.LApledgerun.com to register for the ride or donate. Good guys do indeed wear black!
The Pledge Run starts and ends at: Woodstock Harley-Davidson
2050 S. Eastwood Dr. Woodstock, IL 60098
Sign-In & Walk-In Registration: 10am-Noon
Grounds closed from Noon - 1pm
Post Ride Party: 1pm - 5pm
All makes and models of bikes are welcome
For more information and to register visit the Little Angels Pledge Run website at www.LApledgerun.com.
Come Party with us - you're helping someone in your own backyard!!
Antique Appraisal Hosted by South Beloit Public Library
Antique Appraisal Hosted by South Beloit Public Library - Mark Moran will be hosted by South Beloit Public Library at The Sandcastle Community Center (201 South 8th St.- South Beloit) on Sunday, May 19th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm for antique and collectibles appraisal event! There is a $15 per item appraisal fee. A portion of appraisal fees will be donated to the renovation of the children’s area. Please stop by the library to register, payment is due at the time of registration.
Please call 815-389-2495 with questions and for accepted and excluded Items.