Communicty calendar

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On-Going Attractions

Community Diversity: Holiday Doll Collection of Postmaster Sandra Baxter – Cherry Valley Library. Info: 332-5161.

Rockford Public Library – Main Library, 215 Wyman St. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. Info: 965-6731.

Festival of Lights – Sinnissippi Park. Dusk to midnight, thru Jan. 1. All night Dec. 24 & 31. Info: 987-8800.

Lockwood Park Observatory – Gaze the stars with public viewing, second and fourth Sat. dusk (weather permitting). Info: 964-6457.

Burpee Museum of Natural History – Explore the worlds of animals, fossils and native peoples. 737 N. Main St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m., Sun. Cost $4; $3 ages 3-17; members & kids under 3 free. Info: 965-3433.

Discovery Center – Riverfront Museum Park. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. $4/$3 ages 2-17. Info: 963-6769.

Tinker Swiss Cottage – Learn about the Tinker family history at a building listed in the National Register of Historic Places, 411 Kent St. Tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Admission $4/$3.50/$1. Info: 964-2424.

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden – Explore 150 acres of worldwide flora. 2701 Clifton Ave. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Cost $2/15 & under free; Mon. free. Info: 965-8146.

Rockford Art Museum – Riverfront Museum Park. 711 N. Main St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Info: 968-2787.

Ethnic Heritage Museum – These are the people in your neighborhood. 1129 S. Main St. Sun. 2-4 p.m. $2. Info: 962-7402.

Erlander Home Museum – Swedish home from 1871. 404 S. Third St. Sun. 2-4 p.m. $3. Info: 963-5559.

Midway Village & Museum Center – Turn-of-the-century village. Doll house. New exhibits: A Century of Tradition, thru Dec. 31. Thurs.-Sun. noon-4 p.m.; tours at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3 p.m. $5 /$3. Info: 397-9112.

Free Public Word Processing – Montague Branch Library, daily, Reg.: 965-1912.

Sapora Playworld – Play and explore at Carlson Ice Arena’s indoor playground. 4150 N. Perryville. Prices vary. Info: 969-4082/4083.

Washington Park Community Rec Center – 3617 Delaware St., Adult weight room, soup kitchen, library and more. For times and Info: 987-1612.

Lewis Lemon Community Rec Center – 1993 Mulberry St. Info: 967-8000.

Pine Tree Pistol Club – For info. about the club & classes, call 874-7399.

Sinnissippi Greenhouse – Sinnissippi Park, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. daily. Free. Living, growing plant life; view floral displays, waterfalls, exotic birds. Info: 987-8800 or TTY/963-DEAF.

Weiskopf Observatory – Byron Forest Preserve, 7993 N. River Rd., Byron. Dusk-10 p.m. first and third Sat. and second and fourth Tue., weather permitting. Info: 234-8535.

Whitman Trading Post – Macktown Forest Preserve, Rockton. Sun. noon-4 p.m. Free. Info: 624-7959.

December 6 – Wednesday

Teens Unplugged Program – YMCA & Patriots’ Gateway. 2-5 p.m. Info: 987-8800.

Preschool Storytime – Cherry Valley Library. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Info: 332-5161.

Exercise Class for Visually Impaired – Center for Sight & Hearing Impaired, weekly. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Info: 965-4454.

Lunch and Learn Topic: The Dream Christmas by Ruth Ora Jackson – Womanspace. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. $5. Info: 877-0118.

Animal Hour – Burpee Museum. 3-5 years olds. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 965-3433.

Parents Care and Share of Illinois – Salem Lutheran Church, 5-7 p.m. Free. Weekly. Info: 962-1043.

Deaf Men’s Social – By the Dozen Bakery, weekly, 9:30 a.m. Info: 636-0668.

Deaf Stitch Witches Craft Class – Center for Sight & Hearing Impaired, weekly, 9:30 a.m. Info: 965-4454.

Bobbin Lace – Boone County Conservation District. Info: 547-7935.

StoryTimes – Northeast Branch Library, ages 2-4, 10-10:30 a.m. weekly. Reg.: 226-1533.

Meaningful Memories – Bereavement support group. Rockford Clinic, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Weekly. Info: 971-3559.

Disney on Ice Presents Toy Story – MetroCentre. $10 & up. Info: 968-5222.

Crescent Moon Over a Rural Hilltop – Severson Dells. 6:30 p.m. Info: 335-2915.

Cookie Walk & Soup Luncheon – Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 962-6061.

GoldenCare Christmastime With You – Hoffman House. 11:30 a.m. $31. Info: 226-1121.

Holiday Recipes To Be Proud Of Cooking Class – Midwest Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info: 484-8710.

December 7- Thursday

Teens Unplugged Program – YMCA & Patriots’ Gateway. 2-5 p.m. Info: 987-8800.

Parents Care and Share of Illinois – Salem Lutheran Church. 5-7 p.m. Weekly. Info: 962-1043.

Preschool Storytime – Cherry Valley Library. 10 a.m. Info: 332-5161.

Animal Hour – Burpee Museum. 3-5 year olds. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 965-3433.

Story Hour – Rockton Centre Branch Library, ages 2-5, 10-11 a.m. Weekly. Registration: 963-5617.

Treatment of Hip Fractures by Dr. Michael Chmell – OSF Saint Anthony auditorium. 10 a.m. Info: 226-1121.

First Steps to a Lower Cholesterol – OSF Saint Anthony. 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 226-1121.

Stepping Forward – OSF Saint Anthony. 6:30 p.m. Info: 226-1121.

December 8 – Friday

Teens Unplugged Program – YMCA & Patriots’ Gateway. 2-5 p.m. Info: 987-8800.

Silent Lights Luminary and Music – Severson Dells. 6:30 p.m. Info: 335-2915.

Alternative Therapy Seminar – RVC Tech Center. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $100. Info: 654-5503.

Medicare Counseling – GoldenCare office. 9-11 a.m. Info: 395-5458.

December 9 – Saturday

Kids’ Story Time – Borders, 1:30 p.m. Free, weekly. Info: 399-2898.

Volunteer Recognition Breakfast – Midway Village. Info: 397-9112.

Citizenship Class – SLC, 409 Pleasant St., Beloit. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $10. Info: 608/362-5207.

Rockford Icemen vs. Orland Park Vikings – Carlson Ice Arena. 8 p.m. Info: 969-4069.

Alpha Christmas Party – OSF Saint Anthony cafeteria. 6 p.m. $3 donation. Info: 226-1121.

Winnebago & Boone Counties Geneological Society: Chicago’s Ethnic Neighborhoods – Spring Creek Congregational Church. 1:30 p.m. Info: 395-6480.

Teen Mass – Church of the Holy Spirit, Broad St., Roscoe. Grades 7-12. 7 p.m. Info: 389-9091.

Guide to Writing a Business Plan – RVC Tech Center. 9-11:30 a.m. $20/$25. Info: 962-0122.

Third Annual POW/MIA Memorial Service – Overflowing Cup, Beloit. Info: 608/364-8971.

Silent Lights Luminary and Music – Severson Dells. 6:30 p.m. Info: 335-2915.

Christmas Past – Tinker Swiss Cottage. Noon-4 p.m. $5/$2. Info: 964-2424.

December 10 – Sunday

Kids’ Story Time – Borders, 11 a.m. Free, weekly. Info: 399-2898.

Disney on Ice – MetroCentre. $10 & up. Info: 968-5222.

Christmas Past – Tinker Swiss Cottage. Noon-4 p.m. $5/$2. Info: 964-2424.

December 11 – Monday

Toddler Time – Borders, 10:30 a.m. Free, weekly. Info: 399-2898.

Monday Night Chess – Borders, 7 p.m. Free, weekly, Info: 399-2898.

Coffee Talk – Irish Rose, 7:30 p.m. Info: 964-7111.

Citizenship Class – SLC, 409 Pleasant St., Beloit. 7-8:15 p.m. $10. Info: 608/362-5207.

Monday Night Lectures: – Midwest Center. 7-8:30 p.m. $25. Info: 815/484-8710.

Foods That Fight Cancer Cooking Class – Midwest Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info: 484-8710.

Rockford Christian Writers Guild Meeting – First Covenant Church, 310 Wood Rd. 7 p.m. Info: 965-0676.

December 12 – Tuesday

Toddler Time – Borders, 10:30 a.m. Free, weekly, Info: 399-2898.

Free Sign Language Lessons – Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 6-7 p.m. Weekly. Info: 484-9091.

Toyland! Toyland! – Midway Village. Ages 3-6. 9:30-11 a.m.; 1-2:30 p.m. $7/$6. Info: 397-9112.

GoldenCare Movie Day and Christmas Celebration – Colonial Village Cinema. 1 p.m. Nonperishable food item donation. Info: 226-1121.

Teens Unplugged Program – YMCA & Patriots Gateway. 2-5 p.m. Info: 987-8800.

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