Community Caledar

Ongoing Attractions

Burpee Museum of Natural History – 737 N. Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m., Sun. $4/$3/free. Info: 965-3433.

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

Tinker Swiss Cottage – 411 Kent St. Tours 1, 2 & 3 p.m., Tue.-Sun. $4/$3.50/$1. Info: 964-2424.

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2701 Clifton Ave. Daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $2, children 15 and under are free. Info: 965-8146.

Lewis Lemon Community Center – 1993 Mulberry St. Mon.-Fri., 5:30-11 p.m. Free. Info: 987-8800.

Ethnic Heritage Museum – 1129 S. Main St. Sun., 2-4 p.m. $2. Info: 962-7402.

Pine Tree Pistol Club – Info. on club & classes: 874-7399.

Sinnissippi Greenhouse – Sinnissippi Park. 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Daily. Free. Info: 987-8800.

Graham-Ginestra House Museum – 1115 S. Main St. Sundays, 2-4 p.m. $3/$1. Info: 968-6044.

Midway Village – Mon.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. $5/$3. Info: 397-9112.

All-Season Camp – Philip Behr Jewish Community Center. 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Students K through 8th grade. Registration required. Info: 399-5497.

After School Program – Washington Park Community Recreational Center. Mon.-Thurs. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info: 987-1612.

YogaKids Class – Pranayama Yoga Studio, 517 E. State St. (upper). Call for times/registration/Info: 968-9642.

Stone Quarry Recreation Park – 6845 N. German Church Rd., Byron. Mon.-Fri., 4-8 p.m. Sat. & Sun., noon-8 p.m. Info: 815/234-8900.

Newcomers Club – Social activities for newcomers. Info: 391-5145.

Positive Image Church Basic Life Skills Programs w/Reading/Math/Spiritual Counseling/Cooking/Operation Pride/Project X – Positive Image Church, 311 Mulberry St. Time & date according to sign-up. Free. Info: 967-9061.

Health Classes/Seniors Meetings/Support Groups – OSF St. Anthony Center for Health. Call for specific meetings/dates/Info: 395-4505.

Support Groups/Youth Drop-in Hours – Diversity of Rockford, 117 S. Third St. Free. Weekly. Call for specific meetings/dates/Info: 964-2639.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Call for locations/times/Info: 558-4582, or 227-4633, or 968-0330.

Overeaters Anonymous – Various locations/dates. Call for prices/Info: 397-8512/547-5932.

Public Skating – Riverview Ice House. $2/hour. Call for times/Info: 963-RINK.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

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

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Class/Orientation – Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 8712 Indigo Ln., Machesney Park. 7 p.m. Every Wed. Free. Info: 636-8073.

Pub Quiz – Bacchus. 7:30 p.m. $5. Every Wed. Info: 968-9463.

A Hunger for Healing: Men’s Support Group – 3101 E. State St. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Every Wed. Info: 397-9492.

St. Vincent DePaul Supper – St. Bernadette Church, 2300 Bell Ave. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Every Wed. Info: 877-0402.

Bingo – Colonial Village Mall, 1240 S. Alpine Rd. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info: 398-3350.

TLC Friends Kids Program – Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First St. 6:45-8 p.m. $3. Info: 963-4446.

Thursday, Dec. 11

Swing Dancing – Cherry Valley Legion Hall. 212-1/2 State St. 8-10:30 p.m. $1. Weekly. Info: 742-3341 or 964-5649.

“Catholic Life Today: Called to Holiness” – St. Bernadette Parish, 2400 Bell Ave. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info: 968-0904.

Thursday Youth Night – Victory Outreach Church. 6:30 p.m. Free. Info: 961-8583.

Friday, Dec. 12

One Hour of Power Prayer – Victory Outreach Church. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Every Fri. Info: 961-8583.

“Catholic Life Today: Called to a Mission” – St. Bernadette Parish, 2400 Bell Ave. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info: 968-0904.

Christian Peacemakers in the Mid-East w/Adah Manby – Christ United Methodist Church. Dinner: 6 p.m. Program: 7 p.m. $15. Info: 964-7111.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Kids’ Corner – Borders. 11 a.m. Every Sat. Free. Info: 399-2898.

Stargazing – Lockwood Park Observatory. One hour after dusk. Free. Info: 964-6457.

La Posada Celebration – Rockford Public Library, Main Auditorium. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info: 965-6732.

Christmas Past & Present – Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum. Noon-4 p.m. Call for prices/Info: 964-2424.

Donuts w/Santa – Donut Hole, Colonial Village Mall. 10 a.m. Call for reservations/Info: 227-0965.

Sports Card/Beanie Baby & Collectibles Show – Colonial Village Mall. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info: 398-3350.

Kids’ Concert: Meet the Mascots – Jarrett Prairie Center, 7993 N. River Rd., Byron. 3 p.m. Free. Info: 234-8535. Ext. 200.

Gingerbread Lane Cookie Walk – Faith Center, 4701 S. Main St. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info: 964-8000.

Cookie Walk – Second Congregational Church, 318 N. Church St. 9-11 a.m. $6/per lb. Info: 397-0667.

Children’s Winter Activity – Boone County Conservation District, Belvidere. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $10/$5. Info: 815/547-7935.

Luminary Walk – Severson Dells Education Foundation. 6-9 p.m. $2/$6. Info: 815/335-2915.

Breakfast Buddies – Jarrett Prairie Center, 7993 N. River Rd. 9 a.m. For ages 3-5, and parent. $7.50/kid & parent. Info: 234-8535.

Sunday, Dec. 14

Sports Card/Beanie Baby & Collectibles Show – Colonial Village Mall. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info: 398-3350.

Christmas Past & Present – Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum. Noon-4 p.m. Call for prices/Info: 964-2424.

Bi-Plane Party – Discovery Center. 1-4 p.m. Call for prices/Info: 963-6769.

NIU Commencement Ceremony – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. 9 a.m. Free. Info: 815/753-1681.

Monday, Dec. 15

PLU Women’s Support Group – Diversity of Rockford, 117 S. Third St. 6 p.m. Free. Info: 964-2639.

Workshop – Unitarian Universalist Church. 7:30–9 p.m. Free. Info: 218-3148.

Blood Drive – Colonial Village Mall. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info: 398-3350.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Cribbage – Borders. 7 p.m. Weekly. Info: 397-7192.

Grief Support Group – Roscoe United Methodist Church. 7-8 p.m. Free. Info: 979-6337.

Family Anonymous – Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2001 N. Alpine Rd. 7-9 p.m. Free. Info: 636-5000.

Goodnews Addiction Program – First Assembly of God, 5950 Spring Creek Rd. 6-9 p.m. Free. Every Tues. Info: 877-8000.

Chuck Jefferson Town Hall Meeting – Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. 6-7 p.m. Free. Info: 987-7433.

“How to Educate Your Legislators” Workshop – Salvation Army Millennium Center. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call for prices/Info: 815/720-4261.

Quickbook Seminar – Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce. 7:30-10 a.m. $10. Info: 544-4357.

Family Storytime – Cherry Valley Public Library. 7 p.m. Info: 332-5161.

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