• OSF Saint Anthony seeks dogs/owners for Animal-Assisted Therapy program

    Online Staff Report OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St., Rockford, is recruiting social, well-mannered, predictable dogs for its Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) program. AAT uses highly-trained animals and handlers to help patients achieve specific physical,...

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  • ‘YES’ Club Kids program gets regional ‘Peace’ award

    Online Staff Report The “Young Eagles Success” (YES) Club Program of Character Development & Excellence for Kids using Music received the “Partner for Peace” Award from the Violence Prevention Collaborative of the Winnebago County Health Department at...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • YMCA offers ‘Pay the Day’ for new joiner fees in October

    Online Staff Report The YMCA of Rock River Valley wants to help families in the Rock River Valley area live better and help prevent childhood and adult obesity by incorporating regular physical activity and healthy eating into...

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  • Ethnic Heritage Museum celebrates ‘150th Anniversary of African-American History’

    Staff Report Join the African-American Gallery of Rockford’s Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., Sunday, Oct. 6, as it showcases its newest exhibit celebrating “The 150th Anniversary of African-American History.” Highlights of this exhibit will include...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Children’s Home + Aid honored for work with LGBT families

    Online Staff Report The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, recently announced that Children’s Home + Aid has earned the All Children —...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Trail of Screams opens for season Oct. 4

    Online Staff Report This October, Rockford’s largest haunted event is BACK! For eight years, the Trail of Screams, northern Illinois’ largest haunted event, has terrified visitors with unique attractions, electrifying 3D artwork by world-famous Stuartizm Designs, horrifying...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Katie’s Choice Book Club to discuss ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’

    Online Staff Report The Katie’s Choice Book Club selection for October is Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. The Book Club is hosted by Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford. The discussion will be held at...

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  • Rockford retirement community a finalist in international competition

    Online Staff Report Siena at Brendenwood, a retirement community in Rockford, has been nominated as a finalist for an international senior living award presented by RetirementHomes.com, North America’s most popular online senior community directory. The MOMBA Awards...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Discovery Center offers fall Family Fun Days

    Online Staff Report Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, will host six Family Fun Day events between October and December. Designed as educational and entertaining programs for families, Family Fun Days focus on a specific...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • Byron Civic Theatre holds auditions for ‘A Classic Christmas’

    Online Staff Report BYRON, Ill. — Byron Civic Theatre (BCT), 850 N. Colfax, Byron, Ill., will host auditions for A Classic Christmas beginning at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6. Auditionees should prepare 16 to 24 measures of...

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