Adventure Club – Jarrett Center, Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, Byron. 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Ages 3-6. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Call for locations/times/info: 815-227-4633 or 815-968-0333.
Anderson Japanese Gardens – 318 Spring Creek Road. Open May 1-Oct. 31. (Now closed for season.) Info: 815-229-9390.
Angelic Organics Learning Center – 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Various classes & activities throughout the year. Info: 815-389-8455.
Atwood Environmental Center – 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford. Now open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with feeding time for Birds of Prey at 1. Info: 815-874-7576.
Becca’s Closet – Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave. Accepting donations of gently-used formal wear. Donations accepted Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 425 Riverside Road, Belvidere; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grace Lutrheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Harlem Roscoe Fire Station, 10544 Main St., Roscoe; Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave.; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Machesney Park Village Hall, 300 Machesney Park Road; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.. Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., The Postal Shoppe, 1643 N. Alpine Road, Rockford; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Postal Shoppe, 2205 S. Perryville Road; Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 PPearl St., Belvidere. Info: 815962-4279.
Beckman Mill Park – 11600 S. County Road H, off Highway 81. Tours 1-4 p.m. Corn grinding demonstrations, see the blacksmith shop, creamery & visitor center. Info: 608-751-1551.
Boy Scouts of America – Camping opportunities at Crystal Lake Scout Reservation. Info: 715-490-2241.
The Bridge Center of Rockford – 4861 American Road. Games & classes for beginners through experts. Info: 815-873-9334.
Burpee Museum of Natural History – 737 N. Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $9 children 4-12, free for children younger than 4 and members; additional fee for traveling exhibits. Info: 815-965-3433.
Byron Museum of History – 106 N. Union St., Byron. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-234-5031.
Edgar Cayce (ARE) Group – Meets every other Tuesday. Address: Call for info: 815-234-2394.
Camp Grant – 1004 Samuelson Road. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Restaurant on premises. Info: 815-395-0679.
Club Round: A Clubhouse for Round People – 7120 Windsor Lake Pkwy., Suite 202, Loves Park. Various activities throughout the year. Info: 815-639-0312.
CoCo Key Water Resort – Best Western Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center, 7801 E. State St. Info: 815-398-6000.
John Deere Historic Site – 8334 Clinton St., Grand Detour, Dixon. Gates open Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $5 for ages 12 and older. Info: 815-652-4551.
Discovery Center Museum – 711 N. Main St. New expanded hours: Sun.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 adults, $7 children, free to members and children age 1 and younger. New: Carbon Playground. Cost: $12 public, $10 members. Permanent exhibits: STEM, Simple Machines, Figure It Out! Info: 815-963-6769.
Elite Defense Systems Self-
Defense Center – 5695 Strath-moor Drive. Daily classes. Info: 815-885-4758.
Ethnic Heritage Museum – 1129 S. Main St. Sun., 2-4 p.m. Open every Sunday. Admission $5 adults, $3 student, $10 family. Info: 815-962-7402.
FitMe Wellness – Next to Hilander, Spring Creek & Mulford roads. Info: 815-904-6000.
Forest City Brewers – Monthly meetings first Wed. of each month, 7 p.m. at Thunder Bay Grille, 7652 Potawatomi Trail. “Tasters Guild” meetings at 7 p.m. third Wed. of each month at Der Rathskeller, 1132 Auburn St. Info/membership: www.forestcitybrewers.org or email@example.com.
Freeport Park District – 1122 S. Burchard, Freeport. Info: 815-235-6114.
Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center – U.S. 20, east of Freeport. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Expo now exhibiting: “Bank On It,” featuring four local banking institutions.
Graham-Ginestra House Museum – 1115 S. Main St. Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Info: 815-968-6044.
Group Hope Depression Bipolar Meetings – Rockford School of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave. Every second and fourth Thursday 6:15-7:30 p.m. Info: 815-398-9628.
Having Trouble Hearing on the Phone? – Center for Sight & Hearing, 8038 Macintosh Lane. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Free amplified phone program. Must be Illinois resident and have standard phone service. Application/info: 815-332-6800.
Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center – 2821 Bell School Road, Rockford. Classes in yoga, strength training, Qigong, line dancing and support group. Info: 815-395-5649 or healingpathwayscrc.org.
Health Classes/Seniors Meetings/Support Groups – OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health. Call for specific meetings/dates/info: 815-395-4505.
Heritage Farm Museum – 8059 N. River Road, Byron. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 217.
Historic Auto Attractions – 13825 Metric Drive, Roscoe. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 815-389-7917 or www.historicautoattractions.com.
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off – Rock River Water Reclamation District, 3333 Kishwaukee St. Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
IL-WI Stateline Atheist Society – Group represents humanists, skeptics, agnostics and atheists — activities and meetings for like-minded individuals. Info: http://statelineatheistsociety.com.
Intermediate Writing/Publishing Class – Meets every Mon. Call for information. Info: 224-343-0384.
Introduction to Card-Making/Stamping – Meets every Thurs. Call for information. Info: 224-343-0384.
Jarrett Center – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, Byron. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200.
Junior StreetHogs Arena – Booker Washington Community Center, 524 Kent St. Outreach street hockey program for youth. Info: 815-969-4072.
Ken-Rock Community Center – 3218 11th St. Various activities throughout the year. Now offering Zumba Fitness classes every Mon. and Fri., 9-10 a.m. $5 per class. New: a wide variety of free classes for adukts and children. Info: 815-398-8864.
Kishwaukee Valley A.B.A.T.E. Meeting – V.F.W., 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park. Second Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. Info: 815-544-3088.
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S. Main St. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $6 adults, $3 seniors & students, children younger than 3 and Klehm members, free. Donation Day is first Tuesday of each month. Admission free, donations of any amount welcome. Now: 2nd Saturday of each month, Family Days at Klehm. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $10/family. Info: 815-965-8146.
Lazy Dog Yoga Studio – 5428 Williams Drive, Roscoe. $10 per drop-in class or 6 classes for $50. Kundalini Yoga every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Info: 970-485-0249.
Lena Community Park District – Info: 815-369-5351.
Lewis Lemon Community Center – 1993 Mulberry St. Mon.-Fri., 5:30-11 p.m. Free. Info: 815-987-8800.
LifeHOUSE The Atrium – Monthly support group for individuals and families dealing with dementia. Meets every second Tuesday of the month at noon. Info: Patti Lizer at 815-876-7536.
Little Cubs Field – 1160 W. Empire St., Freeport. Website accepts reservations for birthday parties, corporate events, reunions, family gatherings. Now taking reservations for summer. Visit www.littlecubsfield.com. and click on “Reserve Little Cubs Field” on the home page.
Logan Museum of Anthropology – 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Sun. Info: 608-363-2677.
Memorial Hall – 211 N. Main St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri., or by appointment. Info: 815-969-1999.
Midway Village – 6799 Guilford Road. Mon.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Info: 815-397-9112.
Midwest Museum of Natural History – 425 W. State St., Sycamore. Admission $6, adults, $5 kids and seniors. Safari Sprouts 4th Wednesday of each month. Info: 815-895-9777.
Narcotics Anonymous – Call for locations/times/info: 815-964-5959 or 888-656-7329.
Natural History Museum – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Meet at Jarrett Prairie Center. All ages; free. Learn all about wetlands, prairies, woodlands. Open every day except holidays. Info: 815-234-8535.
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – 1354 N. Second St. Open Tues.-Sat. (closed Mon.): hours vary, check website or call. Admission: $6 resident, $8 non-resident, free for children 4 and younger. Water features, seating areas and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting. Changing seasonal floral displays, special events, educational programs, workshops, lecture series. Rentals of meeting/event room available. Gift shop. Info: www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/ncg or 815-987-8858. Info: 815-987-8858.
Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center – 4215 Newburg Road. Various support groups for children, teens and adults starting in October. Info: 815-398-0500.
Northern Illinois Medical Group – 5301 E. State St. Qigong classes offered at various times, based on demand and class progression. Info: 815-397-8500.
Open Doors – Court Street United Methodist Church Chapel, 215 N. Court St. 12:30-1 p.m. Every Wed. Enter north end. Info: 815-962-6061.
Overeaters Anonymous H.O.W. – Every Thursday at Byron Public Library, Route 2. 12-step study group – 5:30-6 p.m. Regular group meets 6-7:30 p.m. Info: 815-734-4662.
OSF St. Anthony Center for Health Classes – 5510 E. State St. “Anything Goes” on Saturdays has been changed to “Body Combat.” New: ZumbAtomic Children’s Zumba class added on Sundays. Mon. & Wed. Adult Zumba, 8-9 a.m. Other classes available. Info: 815-395-4591.
Pine Tree Pistol Club – Info about club & classes: 815-874-7399.
Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum – 5151 Orth Road, Poplar Grove. Open weekdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 815-547-3115.
Ray of Hope: Support After Suicide – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4700 Augustana Drive. Meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. For registration: 815-636-4750.
Rock River Valley Blood Center – 419 N. Sixth St. Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sat., 7-11 a.m. Belvidere Donor Center – 1740 S. State St. Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Second Sat. of each month, 7-11 a.m. Freeport Donor Center – 461 E. South St. Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Second Sat. of each month, 7- 11 a.m. Perryville Donor Center – 3065 N. Perryville Road. Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 815-965-8751 or 866-889-9037 or www.rrvbc.org.
ROCK Swim and Fitness – 3800 E. State St. Zumba classes, 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Age 14 and older. $5 drop-in fee for non-members. Info: 815-381-0765.
Rock Valley Ski Association – Thunder Bay Grille, 7652 Potawatomi Trail. Meets second Tues. of each month. Info: www.SkiRockford.org.
Rockford Area H.O.U.S.E. – Home schooling support group open to all families in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. All educational and religious philosophies welcome. ClassesTuesdays,10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. www.rockfordareahouse.blogspot.com.
Rockford Public Library – Main Library open Tues.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; East Branch open Mon.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m. & Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Rock River and Montague branches open Tues.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Rockton Centre Branch open Mon.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Lewis Lemon Branch open Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. All library locations closed Sundays.
Rockford Public Library Used Book Shop – Rockford Public Library, 215 N. Wyman St. Tues.- Thurs., Noon.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 815-965-7606.
Rockton Township Historical Society Museum – Corner of Blackhawk Boulevard & Green Street, Rockton. Open for tours every Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-624-8200 or 815-629-2210.
Singles Organization Across Rockford (formerly STAR) – Volleyball/Game Nights, 7-10 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park. Second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Cost: $4 or $2 with a snack to share. Info: 815-563-4309, 815-636-9880 or go to www.singlesinrockford.org.
Spectrum of Rockford – Harmony Center for Holistic Psychotherapy, 6625 N. Second St., Loves Park. Various LGBTQA groups. Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Group meets Tuesdays from 8-9:30 p.m. Must call to pre-register. Cost: $20 per session. Info: 815-639-0300.
Stephenson County Museum – 1440 S. Carroll Ave., Freeport. Admission: $4 adults, $2 children up to age 12. Info: 815-975-7631.
Stone Quarry Recreation Park – 6845 N. German Church Road, Byron. Mon.-Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-8 p.m. Info: 815-234-8900.
Stretch & Belly Dance Combo Beginners’ Class – Club Round, 7120 Windsor Lake Parkway. 7:30-9 p.m. Classes every Mon., Wed. & Fri. Registration/info: 815-639-0300.
Summerfield Zoo – 3088 Flora Road, Belvidere. Admission: $5 per person. Open weekends and selected Wednesdays. Info: 815-547-4852.
Support Groups/Youth Drop-in Hours – Diversity of Rockford, 117 S. Third St. Free. Weekly. Call for specific meetings/dates/info: 815-964-2639.
Support for Retired Grievers – Zion Lutheran Church, 925 Fifth Ave. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Every other Wed. Call for dates/info: 815-636-4750.
Tinker Swiss Cottage – 411 Kent St. Tours 1 and 3 p.m., Tues.-Sun. Info: 815-964-2424.
Toddler Time – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2001 N. Alpine Road. 9:15-10:15 a.m. Every Mon. and Tues. Free. Info: 815-399-3171.
Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum – 5151 Orth Road, Poplar Grove. Now exhibiting: 1893 World’s Fair Exhibit. Info: 815-547-3115.
Volcano Falls Adventure Park – 7602 Rock Valley Parkway. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 3-8 p.m., Fri., 3-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-8 p.m. Info: 815-282-2100.
Wild Westmor Lanes – 2407 N. Central Ave., Rockford. Open bowling daily, $1 draft beers. Info: 815-963-7210.
Windsor Lake Regional Activity Center – 7212 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. Rockford Park District and Paddle and Trail of Loves Park. Now offering: Mad Anglers Fishing Club, Windsor Lake Fishing League, Paddlesport instruction and rental, RAC memberships through Paddle and Trail, group and corporate outings, boat storage, special women’s and youth programs. Info: 855-752-92688 or www.paddleandtrail.com.
Winnebago County Animal Services – 4517 N. Main St. Info: 815-319-4100 or www.wcasrock.org.
Winnebago County Health Department – For flu clinic schedule and prices, go to www.wchd.org or call 815-720-4264.
Womanspace – 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Yoga every Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. $40/four classes or $12/class. Basic Hatha Yoga. Other activities throughout the year. Info: 815-877-0118.
YMCA of Rock River Valley – I.D. Pennock Branch, 200 Y Blvd., 815-489-1252. Northeast Branch, 8451 Orth Road, Loves Park. 815-489-3352.
Yoga Classes – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave., Rockford. Mondays, 6-7:15 p.m., six weeks consecutive, $45 or single classes, $10 each. Register/Info: 815-963-4815.
Registration for Rockford Park District After School Ice Skating Sessions – Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison St., Rockford. Thursdays thru May 30, 3:30-4:50 p.m. Children in grades Pre-K thru 12. Cost: $3/person includes skate rental; family and friends welcome. Info: 815-969-4069.
Get Healthy, Rockton! – Rockton Chamber of Commerce, 330 E. Main St. Northern IL Fit Club and John Sole of Sole Fitness invite Rockton to “Get Healthy” during a Team Beach Body workout every Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m Cardio conditioning, free samples of Shakeology, Results and Recovery, Energy and Endurance offered. Info: 815-200-1116.
Money Smart Week Seeks More Partners – Whitehead Realtors Building, 839 N. Perryville Road. 10 a.m. Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of the month at the same time and place thru April 2013. Info: www.moneysmartweek.org or Sue.Cram@lssi.org.
Registration for SwedishAmerican’s “Girls Night Out” – SwedishAmerican Center for Women, Renaissance Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 1340 Charles St. Mammograms for women and their girlfriends combined with beauty treatments, refreshments and trunk shows. Appointments scheduled between 5-7:30 p.m. Call to make an appointment at 815-391-7676.
Registration for RVC Dental Hygiene Clinic for Children – Rock Valley College, Stenstrom Center, 4151 Samuelson Road. Dental exams for children ages 5-12. Cost: $38-$53. Info: 815-921-3235.
The Literacy Council Needs Volunteers – Free Workshop Series scheduled throughout the year. Info: 815-963-READ or www.theliteracycouncil.org.
Volleyball Open Gym at Indoor Sports Center – 8800 E. Riverside Blvd. Fridays, 8-11 p.m. Thru May 17. Ages 18 and older. Fee: $5 per visit, $6 non-resident. Open to groups and/or individuals of all skill levels and abilities; four courts available. Info: 815-885-1185.
Volunteers, Donations Needed for School Supply Closet – Trinity United Methodist Church, 910 Second Ave., Sterling. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. Fifty vouchers have been provided to private and public schools in Sterling and Rock Falls. Schools may give vouchers to students who need them.
Public Sky Viewing – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, Byron. Every Saturday, beginning at dark. See the planets and stars through a telescope. For all ages; free. Call to confirm viewing conditions; closed if cloudy. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 216.
Birthday Parties – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, Byron. Make crafts, play games, hear stories. Several nature themes to choose from. All ages. Two options include the deluxe ($75) and standard ($45) parties. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 217.
Registration for HMR Program Orientation Seminar – OSF St. Anthony Medical Center conference rooms, 5666 E. State St. Non-surgical, medically-supervised weight loss program. Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m. and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. Info: 815-227-2274.
Rock Valley College Dental Clinic seeks patients – RVC’s Stenstrom Center for Career Education, 4151 Samuelson Road. Call 815-921-3235.
SWCD Annual Tree Sale – Evergreens, shade trees, shrubs. Rain barrels and conservation books are also available. Trees will be available for pick-up in late April. Info: 815-965-2392, ext. 3 or www.winnebagoswcd.org.
Registration for Meditation – Wom-anspace Library, 3333 Maria Linden Road. Dates: April 3, 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. For women & men, ages 14 to adult. Regular fee: $48 or $13/class. Members’ fee: $40 or $12/class. Info: 815-877-0118.
Registration for “Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia” – Henry Public Library, 702 Front St., Henry. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association-Central Illinois Chapter. Date: April 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $5/person or $10/family. Register by April 2. Info: 800-[272-3900 or 309-681-1100 or www.alz.org/illinoiscentral.
Free Tax Preparation – Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. Tuesdays and Wednesdays thru early April. AARP volunteers will be at the center to help low- to moderate-income seniors with taxes. Appointments required; call RRC at 815-732-3252.
Beloit International Film Society seeks members – Supporting memberships are: $110 dual/family; $65 individual, $50 seniors age 65+, $25 student. Patron Memberships are $300 for 2 adults, include 10 free tickets, preferred seating when you buy tickets to the Silent Film, and access to Filmmaker Hospitality Lounge. Memberships available at all BIFF events and the website at www.beloitfilmfest.com.
Registration for DeKalb County Blood Drives – Organizations cooperating: Forty and Eight, Heartland Blood Centers, DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission, DeKalb Masonic Lodge 144. Dates: April 4: Masonic Lodge, Fairview Road & 4th St.; May 9: 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road (DVAC); June 13: Masonic Lodge, Fairview Road & 4th St.; July 25: 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road (DVAC). Hours: 3-6 p.m., all locations. To pre-register, call 815-758-5788. Walk-ins welcome. Bring your blood donor card or driver’s license or photo ID or two other forms of identification.
Registration for North American Youth Sports Spring Basketball Tournament – Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive. Date: April 19-21. Ten brackets of competition. Entry fee: $130. Entry deadline: March 29. Info: 815-352-5915.
Registration for U of I Extension Webinar: “Crop Budgeting Resources” – Date: March 28, 1 p.m. Offered in Boone County. Free. Pre-registration is required. Info: 815-732-2191 or online at https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=7578.
Registration for Winter Exploraton – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, Date: March 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. We’ll drive you to the site. Pre-register by March 28. Info: 815-234-8535.
Registration for Boy Scout Badge: Indian Lore – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, Date: March 28, 6-9 p.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. For ages 10 and up. Fees: $9/scout. Pre-register by March 27. Info: 815-234-8535.
Registration for Cooking Class: Lunch & Learn: Tacos or Taco Salad (3 kinds w/dessert) – Al Grace Appliance, 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Date: April 3, 11:30 a.m. with Chef Diana Kramer. Cost: $30. Payment required 48 hours in advance to hold reservation. Info: 815-988-1374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for Honoring Janyce Fadden – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: April 3, 5-7 p.m. Networking opportunities, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Register with RAEDC at 815-969-4261 or email@example.com.
Registration for Turning 65–Get the Facts about Medicare – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends of RPL Community Room, 6685 E. State St. Date: April 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 60 and older. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.
Registration for Jr. Girl Scouts: Fun Patch – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, Date: April 6, 1-5 p.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. Fees: $5/person, includes patch. Pre-register by April 2. Info: 815-234-8535.
Reservations for Wine Tasting Benefit – Artale Wine Co., 6876 Spring Creek Road. Date: April 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Adults only. To benefit Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Alumnae Association. Cost: $15 per person, cash at the door. $10 of each cover fee will be donated to GSNI. Info: 815-877-9463.
Reservations for Northwest Illinois Audubon Society 32nd Annual Banquet – Embury United Methodist Church, 515 S. Galena Ave., Freeport. Date: April 10. “Seeing 748 Birds in One Year.” Silent auction, 5 p.m. Meal at 6 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Sanford Komito, portrayed in movie The Big Year. Cost of banquet & program for adults, $15 or $3 program only. Free for children younger than 12. Deadline: April 3. Info: 815-835-5109 or www nwilaudubon.org.
Registration for Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship – Applications available at Rep. Chuck Jefferson’s office or call 815-987-5433 or ILBC office, 217-544-0444. Deadline: May 1.
Registration for Citizens Police Academy – Rockford Police Department, 420 W. State St. Dates: March 27-May 15, 6-8 p.m. Free 8-week course. Info: 815-987-5041 or online at www.rockfordil.gov/police.
Native Woodland Plant Sale – Wild Ones, Rock River Valley Chapter. For an e-copy of brochure with plant descriptions and order form, go to www.wildonesrrvc.org. Or call 815-289-8602 for a paper or electronic brochure. All inquiries welcome. Orders will be accepted thru April 22.
Registration for U of I Extension Webinar: “Crop Budgeting Resources” – Listen from home or at Boone County office. Date: March 28, 1-2 p.m. Register at 815-732-2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for Golf Rules Clinic – Elliot Golf Course, 888 S. Lyford Road, Cherry Valley. Date: April 3. Fees: $5 for ages 8-17, and $10 for ages 18 and older. Pre-registration is required by April 2, either online at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click My RPD) or by mail, fax (with credit card), or at either Park District Customer Service location, or call Customer Service at 815-987-8800.
Registration for Golf Specialty Clinics – Outdoor – Aldeen Practice Centre. For adult golfers age 18 and older who want to improve their game. Dates: April, May, June. Attend all, some or one. Each will focus on a specific type of shot or skill. Fees are $20 per clinic ($23 non-resident). Register at least one week prior to each clinic, either online at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click My RPD) or by mail, fax (with credit card), or at either Park Ditrict Customer Service location, or call Customer Service at 815-987-8800.
Registration for KNIB’s 6th Annual Earth Day Luncheon – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: April 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Guest speaker: Leilani Münter. Tickets: $50/person; corporate tables available. Info: 815-637-1343.
Registration for Heartland Blood Center Drive – Masonic Lodge 144, Fairview Road and 4th Street, DeKalb. Date: April 4, 3-6 p.m. To pre-register, call 815-758-5788 or e-mail email@example.com.
Order Tickets for “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” – NPR’s weekly quiz program comes to Coronado PAC, 314 N. Main St. Date: April 4, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $25 and $60, on sale Feb. 22 at box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or call 815-968- 0595.
Registration for “My Little Pony” Program – Lockwood Park and Trailside Equestrian Centre, 5201 Safford Road. Variety of lessons for ages 3-6, all skill levels beginning in April, June, July, August, September. Saddle Up lessons, 5-week sessions for ages 7 and older begin April 29. Wyoming Wednesdays trail ride classes for ages 10 and older are held June-August. Info: www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click My RPD) or at Customer Service locations, or call 815-987-8800.
Registration for Youth Indoor Volleyball Programs – Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. Register now for evening instructional programs for ages 5-8 beginning in April and June. Session registration fee is $40/person ($50 non-resident). For ages 8-11, The Aces basic instruction program begins April 5. Session fee: $65/person ($75 non-resident). Info: www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click My RPD) or at Customer Service locations, or call 815-987-8800.
Order Tickets for 4th Annual Goodwill Diva Runway Fashion Show & Dress Sale – Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center, 7801 E. State St. Dates: April 5-7. Tickets to fashion show, $30 adults, $15, ages 18 and younger. Available as of Feb. 15 at www.goodwillni.org/DIVA or call 815-987-6237.
Registration for Diamond Jo Casino Trip – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: April 5. Meet at Jarrett Center at 9 a.m. Ages 21 and up. Fees are $25/person and include buffet and transportation. Register by April 2 at 815-234-8535, ext. 200.
Reservations for “Rockford – Night of Many Dances” – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: April 5, 6-9 p.m. Performances by The Steppers, The Irish Dance Troupe and more. Dinner, entertainment, community success stories, auction of student artwork. Various prices. Proceeds to benefit LYDIA Urban Academy. Info: 815-966-0039 or www.lydiarockford.org.
Registration for Get Your Goat – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: April 6, 9 a.m.-noon. How to raise goats, basics of different breeds, breeding, basics of milking and processing milk. Registration/Info: www.learngrowconnect.org or 815-389-8455.
Registration for U of I Ogle County “Sprouts” Junior Master Gardener Program – Ogle County Fairgrounds, Oregon. Dates: Saturdays, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 13, Sept. 7, 9:30 -11 a.m. Free. Info: 815-732-2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Tickets for International Food Fair – Regents Hall, Burpee Center, Rockford College, 5050 E. State St. Date: April 6, 6-8 p.m. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door for adults. Children, $5 advance, $7 at the door.Info:815-394-5118.
Registration for “I Dodged a Ball for a Kid” Tournament – Jefferson High School, 4145 Samuelson Road. Date: April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 32-team tournament. Team entry fee: $200 (if paid by March 31). Players must be 16 years or older. Silent auction. Entry to observe tournament, $2. All proceeds benefit Children’s Safe Harbor. Info: 815-316-7772 or www.childrenssafeharbor.com.
Mark the Date for Rockford Amped Up Adventure Race – YMCA of Rock River Valley Log Lodge, 200 Y Blvd. Date: April 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Award ceremonies at 2 p.m. Racers will run, bike and paddle, and attempt to tackle the signature Amped Up Urban Obstacle Course. Sponsored by Be Active Outdoors.
Registration for Sustainable Landscape Series – University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. April 8: “Introduction to Landscape Planning and Design.” April 22: “Sustainable Landscaping 101.” May 6: “Water Efficient Landscaping.” All run 5-6 p.m. Cost: $5/session or $12 for entire series. Info: 815-732-2191 or http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.
Registration for Good Agricultural Practices Webinar – University of Illinois Extension, Boone, DeKalb and Ogle counties. For producers unable to attend an in-house seminar. Mondays, April 8-29, 6-8 p.m. $10/per participant; pre-registration and pre-payment required by April 1. Info: 815-933-8337 or online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/gkw.
Registration for DNR Hunter Education Course – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Dates: April 8, 10 or 12, 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200.
Registration for Roller Skating Lessons – Freeport Park District, 1122 S. Burchard Ave., Freeport. Dates: April 9-30. For ages 5 and up. Parents can skate with child during practice time after each lesson. Fees: $20 resident, $25 non-resident. Register by April 5 at 815-235-6114, ext. 0 or visit the Read Park office, or register online at www.freeportparkdistrict.org.
Registration for Kids in the Kitchen – Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St. Date: April 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Yoga session, info on healthy foods, “plant your own veggies,” food samples, giveaways. Presented by Junior League of Rockford. Info: 815-399-4518 or www.jlrockford.org.
Registration for Fossil Hunt – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: April 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at the quarry, 6845 German Church Road. Bring a hammer and a bucket. Fee: $2/person. All ages. Register by April 10 at 815-234-8535, ext. 200.
Reservations for Guest Chef Dinner – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road. Date: April 20, social hour, 5:30 p.m., seating for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and cocktails provided by Death’s Door Spirits. Cost: $85/person (does not include tax and gratuity). Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Reserve by April 9. Info: 815-229-9390
Registration for Martial Art Lessons – Freeport Park District, 1122 S. Burchard Ave., Freeport. Shaolin Kempo, April 30-June 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 7+. Fees: $50 residents, $55 non-residents. Little Ninjas, April 25-June 13, 5:45-6:15 p.m. Ages 3-6. Fees: $55 residents, $60 non-residents. Tae Kwon Do(beg & Intr), April 25-June 13, 6:15-7 p.m. Ages 7+. Fees: $55 residents, $60 non-residents. Tae Kwon Do (Adults), April 25-June 13, 7-7:30 p.m. Fees: $55 residents, $60 non-residents. Register by April 12 at 815-235-6114, ext. 0 or visit the Read Park office, or register online at www.freeportparkdistrict.org.
Registration for U of I’s Four Seasons Gardening Program – University of Illinois Extension, Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. “Spruce Problems (Pest and Cultural Issues)” April 9, 1 p.m., & April 11, 6:30 p.m. “Pollinators and Insecticides,” April 23 & 25. “All About Tomatoes: Strategies for Controlling Common Pests and Disorders,” May 7 & 9. “Don’t Doubt the Drought,” May 21 & 23. Cost: $5/session or $16, entire series. Advance registration needed. Info: 815-732-2191 or email@example.com.
Registration for Sustainable Landscaping 101 – University of Illinois Extensionat Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road. Date: April 9, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $5. Info/Register: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or 815-986-4357.
Registration for “Improving the Social Skills of Children with Disabilities” – Family Matters PTIC at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Date: April 10, 6-9 p.m. Dinner provided. 3 CPDUs available. Register at 866-436-7842.
Registration for “Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s” – McHenry Library, 809 N. Front St., McHenry, Ill. Date: April 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Register at 815-484-1300.
Registration for 10th Annual Red Shoe Run/Walk for Donor Awareness – NIU Rockford campus. Date: April 13. Pre-registration at Rock River Valley Blood Center, 419 N. Sixth St., April 11, 6:30-a.m.-6 p.m. and April 12, 6:30-9:30 a.m. Info: www.rrvbc.org or 815-961-2343.
Registration for “Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” – Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta. Date: April 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Register at 815-484-1300.
Reservations for Womanspace Spring Luncheon: Forever Friends – Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School Road. Date: April 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $50, with Early Bird Fee of $45 (by midnight, March 15). Deadline: April 4. Info/admissions: 815-877-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.womanspace-rockford.org.
Registration for Paranormal Investigation of Tinker Swiss Cottage – 411 Kent St. Date: April 13. Two sessions: 6-9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Limited to 20 people per session. Cost: $25 advance or $30 at the event. Info: 815-871-4239 or www.hauntedrockford.com.
Order Tickets for Last Chance House 9th Annual Speaker Banquet – Crystal Lake Holiday Inn Convention Center, Crystal Lake. Date: April 13, 5-10 p.m. Keynote speaker, prize raffles, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, dinner, live DJ and dancing. Tickets/Info: www.lastchancehouse.org.
Registration for Adoption Information Meeting – Children’s Home + Aid at First United Methodist Cjurch, 610 Bonus St., Belvidere. Date: April 14, 1-3 p.m. Info on domestic and international adoptions. Reserve at 815-962-1043 or 1-888-248-4335. Walk-ins also welcome.
Registration for “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” – All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. Date: April 14, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Register at 815-484-1300.
Registration for “Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” – OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St. Date: April 15, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info: 815-484-1300.
Registration for “Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s” – DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Date: April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-484-1300.
Registration for Rock River Center Day Trip to Circa 21 – Date: April 19. Meet at Oregon Church of God parking lot, 860 W. Oregon Trail Road at 9:30 a.m. See the play A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement. Our favorite church ladies are back in an all-new show! Cost: $59.50 for Rock River Center members, $64.50 non-members. Includes transportation, show tickets, lunch, all taxes and gratuities. Reservations and prepayment required by April 5 in person at Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, Ill. or by mail.
Entries Wanted for Third Green Lens Environmental Film Festival – Northern Illinois University. Festival at Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Dates: April 20-25. All films must be 30 minutes or less; deadline April 1. Entry fee: $55. Info: www.niu.edu/greenlens.
Doctors’ Day – March 30. Want to give your doctor a high five? March 11-30, go online to highfivesfordocs.org and give your favorite physician a virtual high five. (From OSF Healthcare)
Order Tickets for Easter Egg Hunt – Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Road, Roscoe. Date: March 30, 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Tickets: $2 each. Receive a number when you arrive; then search the grounds for that numbered egg to receive your basket of goodies. Special gold and silver eggs will also be hidden for special prizes. Info: 815-389-9763.
Registration for The First Tee Youth Golf Program – Alpine Hills Golf & Practice Center, Spring Break Golf Camp. Dates: April 15-18, classes for ages 4-6 and ages 7-18. Also, classes at Park Hills Golf Course, lesson and league combination. Dates: April 22, 29, 4:30-7 p.m. Marengo Ridge Golf Club, lessons begin April 25. Info: 815-965-5057.
Mark the Date for Community Feedback on Janesville Redevelopment Projects – Rock County Health Department holds open public meeting at 108 S. Jackson St. Date: April 16, 6-8 p.m. Project: (Re)Energize Janesville. For more info or to contribute your thoughts, go to http://www.co.rock.wi.us/reenergize-janesville.
Registration for Botanica Luncheon: Gardening Large: a City, a Park, a Garden – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: April 17, noon. Speaker Terry Guen, landscape architect and urban designer. Prior to program. take part in 10 a.m. Design Workshop: Pots, Planters, Urns and Troughs. Cost: Workshop, $25; luncheon., $45. Deadline: April 8. Info: www.klehm.org
Registration for “Rewards or Punishment – Understanding Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports” – Family Matters PTIC at Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary Room, 900 N. 2nd St., Rochelle. Date: April 18, 6-9 p.m. Dinner provided. 3 CPDUs available. Register at 866-436-7842.
Registration for Vegetarian Diets Program – University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. Date: April 19, 11 a.m.-noon. Includes cooking demonstration; sample recipes. Fee: $5/person. Pre-registration is preferred. Info: 815-732-2191.
Registration for Habitat for Humanity’s 11th Annual Prime Dinner & Dessert Auction – Crossroads Community Church, 205 N. Jefferson St., Polo. Date: April 19. Cost: $30/person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Info: 815-561-3006 or 815-946-2809.
Registration for “How to Prepare for Your Local Job Fair” – Rock River Center, 810 S.10th St., Oregon. Date: April 19, 1-3 p.m. For upcoming job fairs at Highland Community College and Kishwaukee College. Registration is required. Info: 815-732-3252 or 800-541-5479.
Registration for “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” – Winnebago Public Library, 210 N. Elida St., Winnebago. Date: April 20, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info: 815-484-1300.
Registration for “Starting Your Organic Garden” – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: April 20, 9 a.m..-4 p.m. Learn techniques for organic soil preparation and planting. Info: 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org/event.
Registration for “Ins” and “Outs” of Composting– Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: April 21, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn what makes a successful compost pile and decide which methods will work best for you. Info: 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org/event.
Order Tickets for Caritas Luncheon/Fund-raiser “Garden of Dreams” – Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: April 24. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for silent auction & social time. Luncheon and fashion show at noon.Cost: $35. Raffle tickets will be sold for six for $25 or one for $5. Reserve at 815-389-3259.
Registration for “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” – OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St. Date: April 25, 3-5 p.m. Info: 815-484-1300.
Registration for KNIB’s Great American Cleanup – Regionwide litter collection event. Date: April 27. Pre-registration is required. Volunteers must register by April 19. Patriots’ Gateway Center, 615 S. Fifth St., Rockford, will serve as central location for volunteers’ supplies. Other sites listed at www.knib.org. Info: 815-637-1343.
Registration for Go Global Conference on International Trade 2013 – Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: May 1. Stateline’s premier international trade conference. Cost: $99/person. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Info: 815-969-4267 or 815-987-1740,
Registration for Be Active Adventure Races – Dates: April 7 in Rockford, May 11 in Beloit, Wis. Olympic Tavern hosts pre-party Sat., April 6 with live music and free drinks and appetizers. Same weekend as ArtScene. Registration forBeloit race is in new indoor adventure center, downtown, same weekend as ArtWalk. Part of Amped Up Adventure Race Series. Proceeds go to help participating communities. Register at www.ampedupadventurerace.com.
Registration for National Contract Association presents National Education Seminar: The Contracting Officer’s Representative Guide to Performance and Quality – NIU Rockford Campus, 8500 E. State St. Date: April 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Check-in: 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch buffet included. Registration available online at http://resources.ncmahq.org/chapters/rockford.
Registration for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Class – Town of Beloit Fire Dept., 2445 S. Afton Road, Beloit, Wis. Date: April 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration required by April 15. Info: 608-931-2349.
Registration for Paranormal Evening at the Ethnic Heritage Museum –1129 S. Main St. Date: April 27, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the event. Info: 815-871-4239 or www.hauntedrockford.com.
Registration for SOUL 4-H Camp – Camp Benson, Mt. Carroll. June 10-14. Open to all youth ages 8-14 who register by June 10. After March 1, fee is $250. Minimum deposit of $75 required. Camper T-shirt is included. Scholarship rebates are provided for enrolled 4-H club members in some counties. For applications or info: U of I Extension–Ogle County, 815-732-2191 or http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/ and click on SOUL 4-H Camp.
Registration for The Biggest Loser RunWalk Rockford 5K/15K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run – Date: June 15. Registration open thru June 12. Info: biggestloser.com.
Mark the Date for Genoa-Kingston Alumni Association Dinner & Meeting – Indian Oaks Country Club, Shabbona. June 22. Former students, former and current employees are invited to attend. Contact Frank Beierlotzer by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at 814 Bel Air Lane, DeKalb 60115. Info: 815-399-1551 or nelson1686 @comcast.net.
Sign up for North American Youth Sports Spring Youth Basketball Tournament – Boylan Catholic High School. Dates: April 19-21. 10 brackets. All grades based on grade in which a student is enrolled. Entry fee: $130 guarantees each team a minimumof two games. Awards for each bracket. Entry deadline: March 29. Info: 866-352-5915 or www.northamericanyouthsports.org
Registration for Northern Illinois Heart Walk – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Date: May 4, 9 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to raise $150 or more by collecting donations from friends, family and co-workers. Heart Walk participants can visit three villages at the Heart Walk, including My Heart, My Life and My Community. Sponsors can activate their contribution thru their village home at the Heart Walk or even throughout the year. Info: 815-262-1428.
DeKalb Masons seek Cooks and Sponsors for Second Annual Chili Cook-Off – DeKalb Lodge, corner of E. Fairview St. and S. 4th St. Date: May 4. Anyone can enter as a cook. $25 entry fee gets you a free T-shirt; top three winners get a trophy. For $100, sponsors get two free T-shirts with their name and have their name put on a banner. Info: 815-501-6386.
Reservations for Shelter Care Ministries’ Spring Luncheon – Tebala Shrine Temple, 7910 Newburg Road. Date: May 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Includes program and Marketplace. Tables of 8 or single reservations available for purchase. More information forthcoming soon. Info: 815-964-5520.
Order Tickets for “Celebrate HOPE!” – Barbara Olson Center of Hope’s fund-raiser at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: May 10, 5:30 p.m. Dinner, silent & live auctions, dancing & music by Clutch Cargo band. Tickets: $50/person in advance, choice of entrees. Register by May 1. Info: 815-964-9275, ext. 265 or www.b-olsoncenterofhope.org.
Order Tickets for Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour in Beloit – Eclipse Center, 1701 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit, Wis. Doors open at 5 p.m. for food, beverages, activities, Players and alumni arrive at 6 p.m. for Q & A session, autographs, till 8:30 p.m. Tickets (cash only) on sale April 1 at: Visit Beloit, 500 Pubic Ave.; Culver’s, 2676 Cranston Road; The Rock on the River,101 Maple Ave.; Gateway Bank, 2215 Cranston Road; in Roscoe: Gateway Bank, 5390 Williams Drive; and at the two Janesville Culver’s locations: 2633 Milton Ave. and 2421 W. Court St.
Registration for Stateline Scout Fishing Derby – The Race in Rockton, just east of intersection of Chapel and Main. Date: June 8, 7 a.m. check-in, fishing ends at 12:30; 1 p.m., awards. $3 fee includes patch. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a sack lunch. Send to: Fishing, P.O. Box 347, Roscoe, IL 61073. Make checks payable to: BSA Troop 622. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 622-Roscoe.
Order Tickets forChicago Rush Football – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. Dates: June 8 vs. Utah and June 15 vs. San Antonio. Tickets start at $17. Info: 815-968-0595. Group discounts of 15+ available, call 815-847-6399.
2013 Academy Expo ITP for Businesses – Rockford Alignment invites businesses and organizations to host a booth to demonstrate career opportunities for teachers and students. Dates: Sept.18-19, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. In collaboration with Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Business Expo. Also: Teacher Site Visits ITP, June 11. Community organizations are invited to host teams of teachers to assist with implementation of the College and Career Academies of Rockford. Info: www.alignmentrockford.com.
Easter Bunny at CherryVale Mall – March 9-30, Bunny is available for visits and photos, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All children who visit the Easter Bunny will receive a coloring sheet, with great offers from mall businesses. Visits free, no reservations required. Photo packages start at $21 and include a free Shutterfly gift card.
Goodwill and Bon-Ton Stores reward consumers for donating – March 13-30, shoppers will earn discounts and support job programs by donating used clothing and soft home goods. Local participating Bon-Ton stores: Bergner’s CherryVale, 7200 Harrison Ave., Rockford; Bergner’s Machesney Park, 8790 N. Second St., Machesney Park; Carson Pirie Scott DeKalb, 2500 Sycamore Road, DeKalb; Elder-Beerman Beloit Mall, 100 Beloit Mall, Beloit, Wis.
New Movie CAMP at AMC Showplace 16 mobilizes support for Rockford Foster Program. Based on experience of campers and counselors at Royal Family Kids Camps. Info: www.thecampmovie.com
RAMP is a selection site for free ITAC amplified phones for people who are hard of hearing. ITAC applications: Boone County: 530 S. State St., Belvidere (815-544-8404 voice/tty); DeKalb County: 115 N. First St., DeKalb (815-756-3202 voice/tty); Stephenson County: 2155 W. Galena Ave., Freeport (815-233-1128 voice/tty); Winnebago County: 202 Market St. (815-968-7467 voice/tty).
Misery Loves Company T-Shirts now on Sale – In response to Forbes magazine’s ranking of Rockford. T-shirts are $12 each at: Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main St., 815-963-8111; RACVB Community Info Center at Clock Tower, 7801 E. State St., 815-209-2495; Giovanni’s/Big Al’s/Alchemy, 610 N. Bell School Road, 815-398-6411; Wired Cafe, 414 E. State St., 815-316-2524; Williams Laird Fur Company, Edgebrook Center, 1603 N. Alpine Road, 815-397-7778; Giordano’s, 333 Executive Parkway, 815-0398-5700; J.R. Kortman, 107 N Main St., 815-968-0123.Phone orders: call RACVB at 815-963-8111 or 800-521-0849, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enter Girl Scout Cookie Challenge on Pinterest – Recipe collecting. Follow GSNI on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/GSNorthernIL. Create a board called “The Great Girl Scout Cookie Challenge.” Pin up photos of food using Girl Scout Cookies. Make sure recipes are included in comments or linked in some way. Include #GSNICookieChallenge in the post. Grand prize is a Baking Basket valued at $100. Deadline: March 31. Winner will be chosen April 1.
Wednesday, March 27
RMTD Board of Trustees Annual Meeting – Conference Room, 520 Mulberry St. 7:45 a.m.
Crop Production Research Update – US Bank, 430 Main St., Pecatonica at 10 a.m. and Highland Community College, West Campus, 300 N. West St., Elizabeth at 2 p.m. Presented by University of Illinois Extension Ogle County. Registration fee: $5. Register at 815-858-2273 in Jo Daviess County or 815-235-4125 in Stephenson County.
Babes and Books – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11:15 a.m.-noon. For children under 2. Develop baby’s literacy and social skills. Info: 815-965-7606.
Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority Board Meeting – BMO Harris Bank Center, Lower Level, 300 Elm St. 11:30 a.m.
Rockford College and Rock Valley College’s Spring Career Fair – Rockford College, 1-4 p.m. Cost for registration and attendance: $50. Info: 815-226-4100.
Cooking Class: Lunch & Learn: Italian Paninis (4 courses) – Tasty Tidbits Personal Chef Service at Al Grace Appliance, 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Noon. Cost: $30. Info: 815-988-1374 or www.tastytidbitspcs.com.
Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive – Rockford College, Lions Den, 5050 E. State St. Noon-4 p.m.
Cooking Class: Lunch & Learn (Irish Menu) – Al Grace Appliance, 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Noon. Taught by Chef Diana Kramer. Four courses. Cost: $30. Register at 815-988-1374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft Excel: 3-week class – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. 6-8 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.
LOL Club (Library Out Loud) – Rockford Public Library, Montague Branch, Connie Lane Room, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 5-6 p.m. Ages 6-11. Info: 815-965-7606.
Meet & Greet Physicians – NorthPointe Wellness, 2nd floor, 5605 E. Rockton Road, Roscoe. 5-7 p.m. Info: 815-525-4900.
Beer Tasting – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 5-8 p.m. Info: 815-633-2552.
YA Movie Night @ Main – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 13-19. All movies rated PG-13 or lower. Info: 815-965-7606.
March Manga Matsuri: Week-Long Festival – Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 13-19. Celebrate Manga this month! Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.
The Law Careers Outreach Event – IDP YMCA Log Lodge, 200 Y Blvd. 6-8:30 p.m. Area middle and high school students and their parents are invited. Practicing attorneys, local judges and law students will be on hand. RSVP to: 815-8997-3776.
American Cancer Society Kick-off for Relay for Life of Ogle West – Byron City Hall, 232 2nd St., Byron. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info: 815-229-1287 or relayforlife.org/ogleil.
Bunnies on Parade! – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, 6685 E. State St. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Ages 2-5. Enter by side door. Info: 815-965-7606.
Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library, East Branch Children’s Area, 6685 E. State St. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Info: 815-965-7606.
Rockford IceHogs vs. Toronto Marlies – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 7:05 p.m. Tickets: $7-$27. Season & group tickets available. Season tickets/info: 815-847-6399. Inddividual game tickets; 815-968-5222.
Thursday, March 28
Constant Contact Seminar – Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St.8-8:30 a.m. registration & networking; 8:30-10 a.m., Grow Your Business with E-mail and Social Media; 10:15-11:45 a.m., Getting Started with E-mail Marketing. Free. Info: www.Klehm.org.
Bunnies on Parade! – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, 6685 E. State St.11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 2-5. Enter by side door. Info: 815-965-7606.
U of I Webinar: Weed Control in Pastures – Listen from home or at Boone or Ogle County Extension office. 1-2 p.m. Register at 815-544-3710.
U of I Extension Webinar: Farm to School Sales – What’s Involved? – Julia Govis, University of Illinois Farm to School Program Coordinator. 1 p.m. Offered in Boone County. Free, but pre-registration required at 815-732-2191.
Morning and Evening Yoga Flow – Womanspace Library, 3333 Maria Linden Road. Every Thurs., 9:30-10:45 a.m. Regular fee: $13/class; members’ fee: $12/class. Open to both women and men. Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat. Info: 815-877-0118.
Preschool Storytime – Rockton Centre Library, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. Noon-12:45 p.m. Ages 3-5 years. Info: 815-965-7606.
U of I Extension Webinar: “Crop Budgeting Resources” – Listen from home or at Boone County office. 1-2 p.m. Register at 815-732-2191.
Learn to Play Hockey – Rockford Park District program begins at Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park. Six-week group sessions, skates provided. Registration/Info: 815-969-4069.
Look, Listen, and Learn Storytime – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends of RPL Community Room, 6685 E. State St. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.
Public Skating – Carlson Arctic Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. Tues., Thurs. & Fridays during school year, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 815-969-4069.
Bunnies on Parade! – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. Noon-12:45 p.m. Ages 2-5. Info: 815-965-7606.
U of I Extension Webinar: “Crop Budgeting Resources” – 1 p.m. Offered in Boone County. Free. Pre-registration is required. Info: 815-732-2191.
Thursday Bilingual Storytime/Jueves de cuento bilingue (Spanish/English) – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, Program Room, 3128 11th St. 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. Info: 815-965-7606.
Bunnies on Parade! – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St. 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 2-5. Info: 815-965-7606.
Rockford Housing Authority Board meeting – Fairgrounds Valley, 1015 W. Jefferson St. 5 p.m.
March Manga Matsuri: Week-Long Festival – Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. 5-7:30 p.m. Ages 13-19. Celebrate Manga this month! Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.
Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 5-5:45 p.m. Ages 4-10. Info: 815-965-7606.
Winnebago County Board meeting – County Board Room, Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 W. State St. 6 p.m.
Winnebago Buy Local Workshop – Rockford Art Deli, 402 E. State St. 6 p.m. Learn about Search Engine Optimization and setting up and utilizing your YELP account. Free.
Group Hope Meeting for Major Depression & Bipolar Disorder – Rockford School of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Info: 815-398-9628.
A Ministry of Restoration Bible Study – Montague Branch Library, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 5:30 p.m. Every Thurs. Prayer every Tues. 6:30 p.m. For prayer or info: 815-966-6322.
Half-Price Admission at Playworld – Sapora Playworld, Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info: 815-969-4082.
VFW Fish Fry – VFW Post 9759, 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park. 5-8 p.m. every Friday. Info: 815-654-2195.
Babes and Books – Rockford Public Library, East Branch Children’s Area, 6685 E. State St. 6-6:45 p.m. For children under 2. Develop baby’s literacy and social skills. Info: 815-965-7606.
Saint Anthony College of Nursing RN-to-BSN Information Session – Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport. 6-7 p.m. For nurses who have an RN license and want to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Free. Info: 815-395-5100.
Boy Scout Badge: Indian Lore – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. 6-9 p.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. For ages 10 and up. Fees: $9/scout. Pre-register by March 27. Info: 815-234-8535.
Under the Pillow Books: Sweet Seduction – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Bookworm Bakery & Café, 6685 E. State St. 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 20 and up. Info: 815-965-7606.
Overeaters Anonymous H.O.W. – Byron Public Library, on Ill. Route 2. 6-7:30 p.m. every Thurs. Info: 815-547-5932.
Maundy Thursday Service – All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. 7 p.m. Info: 815-234-5277.
Film: A Deeper Shade of Blue – Rockford 16 IMAX, 8301 E. State St. 7:30 p.m. Story of the evolution of modern surf culture.Music by Kaukahi featuring Jack Johnson. Personal appearances by surfing legends. Screening of music video.
Friday, March 29
Winter Exploration – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. Pre-register by March 28. Info: 815-234-8535.
Good Friday Walk for Justice – Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N. Church St. 9 a.m. Start and finish at church, walk to 14 stations. Hosted by Rockford Urban Ministries. Info: 815-964-7111.
Zumba Fitness Program – Ken-Rock Community Center, 3218 11th St. 9-10 a.m. Every Mon. and Fri. morning. $5 per session. No pre-registration. Pay as you go. First class FREE. Info: 815-398-8864.
Drop-In Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 10:30-11 a.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.
Public Skating – Carlson Arctic IceArena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. Tues., Thurs. & Fridays during school year, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Extra Friday session, 8-10 p.m. Info: 815-969-4069.
Good Friday Service – Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St. Noon. Info: 815-962-6061.
March Manga Matsuri: Week-Long Festival – Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. 3-5 p.m. Ages 13-19. Celebrate Manga this month! Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.
Girls, Let’a e-Read – Rockford Public Library, Lewis Lemon Branch, 1988 W. Jefferson St. 4-5 p.m. Ages 9-13. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.
Community Good Friday Service – All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive. 7 p.m. In partnership with United Church of Byron and Middle Creek Presbyterian Church. Theme: “A Way Through Lent.” Info: 815-234-5277.
Good Friday Service – Hope Free Church of Roscoe, 5656 Elevator Road, Roscoe. 7 p.m. Info: 815-623-6545.
Family Game Night – Womanspace, Reif Gallery, 3333 Maria Linden Road. 7- 9 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. All ages. Bring food or drink to share, plus any board, card, or Wii games you like to play. Info: 815-877-0118.
Rockford IceHogs vs. Milwaukee Admirals – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 7:05 p.m. Tickets: $7-$27. Season & group tickets available. Season tickets/info: 815-847-6399. Inddividual game tickets; 815-968-5222.
Comedy Night – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.
Saturday, March 30
Illinois Budgerigar Society’s Second Annual Bird Fair – Forest Hills Lodge, 1601 West Lane Road, Loves Park. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $3 admission.
Rockford Area Spanish Conversation Meetup – Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St. 10 a.m.-noon. Every Saturday. Info: email@example.com.
Easter Egg Hunt for Girl Scouts, Friends and Families – Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Road, Roscoe. 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Open to public. Tickets $2. Purchase tickets ahead at 815-389-9763.
Kids Club Hatching Chick Event – Michael’s, 1017 W. Lane, Machesney Park and 6301 E. State St., Rockford. 10 a.m-noon. Create a clever chick who is ready to hatch. $2 per child. All supplies included. Register for a session every half-hour from 10 a.m.-noon. Info: 815-639-1354 or 815-227-1296.
Egg Hunt “Eggstravaganza”– Discovery Center Museum & Burpee Natural History Museum, 711-737 N. Main St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., kids ages 9 and younger can search for eggs. The rest of the time, families can try springtime crafts and egg-cellent art. Cost: $11children; $8 adults; member children of either museum, $2. Info: 815-963-6769.
STEM Exploration Lab – Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. $10/person for non-members, $8/ person members. Info: 815-895-9777 or www.mmnh.org.
Lions Club Egg Hunt – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. 11 a.m. Meet at Jarrett Center.Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200.
“Wisdom And You”4th Annual Celebration: A Dream Seen! – Calvary Memorial Church, 2715 N. Alpine Road, Rockford. Registration 10:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15. Workshop, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch served at noon. Workshop for girls ages 14-19, free. Info: 815-914-1487 or MsCSOGN@aol.com or www.WAY4U.net.
Community Egg Hunt – Anna Page Park, 3102 N. Springfield Ave. 11 a.m. Family activities from 10-10:45 a.m. All children will be provided a bag for collecting eggs; no outside bags /containers allowed. Music by Super Stolie. Refreshments may be purchased from the Friends of Lockwood. Open to public. Info: 815-987-8800.
BSA Troop 23 19th Annual First Aid Meet – Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. Competition begins12:30 p.m. All area scout troops are invited as well as Webelo Scouts. Info: 815-742-9714.
Easter Egg Hunt – Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St. (across the street). 1-3 p.m., weather-permitting. (Alternate location: youth center, lower level of church.
Learn to Skate for Adults – Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park. Sessions begin March 16. Cost: $50/session ($55 non-resident). Info: 815-969-4069.
March Manga Matsuri: Week-Long Festival – Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. 2-4 p.m. Ages 13-19. COSPLAY. Celebrate Manga this month! Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.
Adult Grief Support Group – Beloit Regional Hospice Office, 655 Third St., Suite 200, Beloit, Wis. 6-7:30 p.m. Info: 608-363-7421.
Public Skating – Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison St. Info: 815-963-7465.
Public Skating – Carlson Arctic Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. Info: 815-969-4069.
Sunday, March 31
Easter Services – Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St. 6 a.m. Sunrise Service, outdoors. 9:45 a.m., Resurrection Celebration, church sanctuary. 10 a.m. processional. Info: 815-962-6061.
Easter Services – All Saints Lutheran Church, 624 Luther Drive, Byron. 6 a.m. sunrise service. Sermon: “Facing the Future.” 8 a.m. traditional; 10:30 a.m. traditional/contemporary. Sermon: “Really! Are You Sure?” Two Easter breakfasts, 7-7:40 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. Info: 815-234-5277.
Easter Services – Hope Free Church of Roscoe, 5656 Elevator Road, Roscoe. 7:30, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Topic: “Hope Changes Everything.” Info: 815-623-6545.
Easter Service – Journey Church Ministries, 7825 Forest Hills Road. Celebration of Easter. 10 a.m. Info: 815-633-6143.
Easter Service – Eaton Chapel, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 11 a.m. Conducted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Rock Valley Chapel. Free and open to the public. Info: 608-365-6385.
Free Range Radio: Intelligence Squared U.S.: Does America Need a Stronger Dollar? – WNIJ 89.5 or streamed online. 6 p.m.
Monday, April 1
LOL Club (Library Out Loud) – Rockford Public Library, 1988 W. Jefferson St. 4-5 p.m. Ages 6-11. Info: 815-965-7606.
Microsoft Word 2010: 2-week class – Rockford Public Library, 2nd Floor Computer Room, 215 N. Wyman St. 3-5 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Prerequisite: Must have used MS Word in the past and have good mouse skills. Info: 815-965-7606.
BRH Grief Support Group – Beloit Regional Hospice, 655 Third St., Beloit. Group for people age 59 or younger who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays thru April 29. Free, but advance registration requested. Info: 608-363-7521 or 877-363-7421.
Rockford City Council meeting – Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Rockford City Hall, 425 E. State St. 6 p.m.
Infant & Toddler CPR – OSF St. Anthony Medical Center conference rooms, 5666 E. State St. 7-9 p.m. One-day class. Cost: $25 per couple or $12.50 individual. Registration free to those registered in one of the prenatal classes. Info: 815-227-2695.
Rockford IceHogs vs. Oklahoma City Barons – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 7:05 p.m. Tickets: $7-$27. Season & group tickets available. Season tickets/info: 815-847-6399. Individual game tickets; 815-968-5222.
Free Pool – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007.
Tuesday, April 2
Who Picked This Book? Club: The Things They Carried – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Bookworm Bakery & Cafe, 6685 E. State St. 10-11:30 a.m. Age 20 and older. Info: 815-965-7606.
VITA Volunteer Tax Assistance Program – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St. 2-6 p.m. Goodwill will visit the library to prepare taxes at no charge for those with low-to-moderate incomes, including persons with disabilities. Volunteers are IRS certified. Open to families with income less than $50,000 and individuals with income less than $25,000. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606. Note: Program offered at Rockton Centre Branch April 3, 2-6 p.m.
Book Signing: Major Gen. John Borling (Ret) – Fisher Memorial Chapel, Rockford College, 5050 E. State St. 4-5 p.m. Gen. Borling will talk about his poetry book, Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton, in observance of 40th anniversary of the release of Hanoi POWs.
Learn to Skate – Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park. Figure skating. Private lessons available. Register now at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org or at Customer Service locations, or call 815-969-4069.
RVC Board of Trustees meeting – Rock Valley College, Woodward Technology Center, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 6 p.m.
Film: The Godfather – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students and seniors. Info: www.egyptiantheatre.org.
Family Story Hour – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.
Rockford Mayoral Candidates Debate – Regents Hall, Burpee Center, Rockford College, 5050 E. State St. 7 p.m. Sponsored by Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement. Public may submit questions for consideration to JACCE@rockford.edu by March 28.
Rockford IceHogs vs. Milwaukee Admirals– BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 7:05 p.m. Tickets: $7-$27. Season & group tickets available. Season tickets/info: 815-847-6399. Individual game tickets; 815-968-5222.
Rockford Board of Education meeting – Administration Building. 501 Seventh St. 7 p.m.
Pub Trivia – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-633-2552.
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From the March 27-April 2, 2013, issue