• Acoustic music quartet Trillium performs at Emerson House Oct. 1

    Staff Report Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts welcomes Trillium at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St., Rockford. Trillium is an acoustic music quartet from the far west suburbs outside Chicago....

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  • Greenways, health and education featured at Oct. 3 meeting; RSVP by Sept. 29

    Staff Report Greater RMAP Environmental Education Network (GREEN) is creating a Strategy Action Plan meeting, hosted by Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP) and Rockford Health Council (RHC), from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3. The...

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  • ‘Peanuts… Naturally’ opens at Discovery Center Oct. 1

    Staff Report Peanuts… Naturally, opening Saturday, Oct. 1, at Discovery Center Museum, takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors get a Peanuts-eye...

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  • Deadline Oct. 14 for Miss Oktoberfest applicants

    Staff Report The German Society of Rockford is accepting applications for young women interested in competing for the crown of Miss Oktoberfest. The Miss Oktoberfest Pageant will be from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, immediately...

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  • National Green Museum Exhibition features National Sustainability Monthly Holidays

    Staff Report CHICAGO — The National Green Museum Exhibition is featuring the National Sustainability Monthly Holidays, which are as follow: January — National Renewable Energy Planning Month; February — National Sustainable Cities Month; March — National Sustainable...

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  • ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at Rockford College

    Staff Report The Rockford College Performing Arts Department presents Arsenic and Old Lace Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday, at Clark Arts Center in Maddox Theatre. Written by...

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  • Rockford Art Museum hosts ‘Hatching History’ through Nov. 20

    WATT Collection features rare poultry breed portraits Staff Report The Rockford Art Museum Art Annex will host “Hatching History: A WATT Collection of Rare Poultry Breed Portraits” through Nov. 20. Experience a piece of agricultural history during...

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  • Photos: Midway presents World War II Days

    From the Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011, issue

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  • 2nd City Chorus offers annual show Oct. 8

    By Ron Parrett If you like to laugh, hear good music, dance and eat delicious food, the Community Center Complex of Boone County is the place to be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8. This will be...

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  • Literary Hook: ‘Let Indian Summer come’: A poem to celebrate the season

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Here is a poem to celebrate the season. Indian Summer — for Jane Kenyon (who wrote Let Evening Come) Let Indian Summer blaze through brown grass blades. Let it ripple around...

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