Community Calendar: Week of Feb. 5-11, 2014

February 5, 2014

Community Calendar: Week of Feb. 5-11, 2014

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Walker Book Fair – Walker Elementary School, 1520 Post Ave. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Babes and Books – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11:15 a.m.-noon. Children under age 2. Develop baby’s literacy and social skills. Info: 815-965-7606.

Affordable Health Care Sign-up – Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St. 1-3 p.m. Every Wednesday thru March.

Beloit Regional Hospice Grief Support Group – 655 Third St., Suite 200, Beloit, Wis. 2-3:30 p.m. Group meets Wednesdays thru March 12. Free, but advance registration is requested. Info: 608-363-7421 or 877-363-7421.

Beginning Computer for the Absolute Beginner – Rockford Public Library, Main Library 2nd Floor Computer Room, 215 N. Wyman St. 2-4 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Registration is not required.

Teen’Scape at Rockton Centre Branch – Rockton Centre Branch, Program Room, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. 4-6 p.m. Ages 10-19. Play games on Wii or Playstation, surf the Internet, play board games, or make crafts. Info: 815-965-7606.

YA Movie Nights – Nordlof Center, Small Multi-Purpose Room, 118 N. Main St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 13-19. Registration is not required.

Good Grief Groundhogs – Rockford Public Library, Montague Branch, Connie Lane Room, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 5-6 p.m. Ages 2-10.

LOL (Library Out Loud) Club – Rockford Public Library, Montague Branch, Connie Lane Room, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 5-6 p.m. Ages 6-11.

Special Recreation Let’s Get Moving – Youth – Freeport Park District, Read Park Pavilion, 1200 Park Lane Drive. Dates: Wed., Feb. 5-26, 5-6 p.m. Focuses on social interaction and physical fitness. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. Fee: $30. Freeport Park District Administration office, 1122 S. Burchard or call 815-235-6114.

Turning 65: Get the Facts about Medicare – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Room, 6685 E. State St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 55 and older. Learn about eligibility, enrollment, types of benefits available, what is new. Informational materials provided. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Young Adult Advisory Board meeting – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. 6-7 p.m. Ages 13-19. To apply, see Kathi Kresol in Youth Services, call or e-mail her at 815-965-7606, ext. 682 or kkresol@rockfordpubliclibrary.org.

Right to Vote and the Rockford Connection – Fisher Memorial Chapel, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 6-8 p.m. Free, but tickets are required. Info: lwvgr22@gmail.com.

Hire Me! Résumé Writing Workshop (part 2) – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, Program Room, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. 6-8 p.m. Ages 13 and up. Info: 815-965-7606.

Living Well with Diabetes Support Group – Rock River Center, 810 S.10th St., Oregon. 6:30 p.m. Speaker Dr. Brandon Gumbiner, DPM. Register with Rock River Center in person or by phone at 815-732-3252.

Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Children’s Area, 6685 E. State St. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Ages 2-10. Info: 815-965-7606.

Presidents Day – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Info: 815-965-7606.

Beer Tasting – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 7 p.m. Info: 815-633-2552.

Forest City Brewers – Thunder Bay Grille, 7652 Potawatomi Trail, Rockford. 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Walker Book Fair – Walker Elementary School, 1520 Post Ave. 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Webinar Series: Organic Pest Management: Insects – University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. To register, go to http://go.illinois.edu/winterwebinar.

Public Skating – Carlson Arctic Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. Tues., Thurs. & Fridays during school year, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Look, Listen and Learn Storytime – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Room, 6685 E. State St. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 2-5. Info: 815-965-7606.

Atrium Assisted Living Dementia Community Open House – 2885 McFarland Road. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Thursday, visitors welcome.

The Black Box – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Room, 6685 E. State St. 11:15 a.m.-12;15 p.m. Ages 2-10. African-American history. Info: 815-965-7606.

To Write Love on Her Arms – Rock Valley College, Student Center Atrium, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Doors open12:30 p.m. Nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Free, open to public.

Good Grief Groundhogs – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Breanch, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. Noon-12:45 p.m. ages 2-10. Info: 815-965-7606.

Preschool Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. Noon-12:45 p.m. Ages 3-5. Info: 815-965-7606.

Growing Orchids Indoors – University of Illinois Ogle County Extension, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. 1-3 p.m. Cost: $5. Advance registration preferred. Info: 815-732-2191.

eReader Help – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 1-3 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Bring your eReader and all your cords, and a Nook and laptop if you have it. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Meals for a Healthy Heart – Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road. Dates: Feb. 6 and 15, 1-4 p.m. University of Illinois Extension presents a program about hearty-healthy eating. Cost: $20/person or $35/couple; includes both sessions and handout materials. Register athttp://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw/ or call 815-986-4357.

Lecture about Modern Quilting – Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State St. 1 and 7 p.m. With Faith Jones. Sinnissippi Quilters meeting. Free to members; $5 visitor’s fee. Faith will teach a full-day workshop on Improvisational Log Cabin Quilts, Friday, Feb. 7. To register, click on Programs atwww.Sinnissippi Quilters.org.

Human Resources Management Session – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Dates: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 1:30–4 p.m. Info: 815-394-4384 or kream@rockford.edu or http://www.rockford.edu/?NICNE.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, 2nd Floor Computer Classroom, 215 N. Wyman St. 2-4 p.m. Ages 13 and up. Learn how to create, add, and edit slides, add graphics, etc. Prerequisites: Proficient familiarity with the mouse and basic copy and paste. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Half-Price Admission at Playworld – Sapora Playworld, Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Bilingual Thursdays Storytime: Jueves de Cuento Bilingue (Spanish-English) – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St. 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. Info: 815-965-7606.

Presidents Day – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St. 4-4:45 p.m.

Babes and Books – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Room, 6685 E. State St. 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 0-2. Develop baby’s literacy and social skills. Info: 815-965-7606.

Rock Valley College Board of Trustees meeting – Rock Valley College, Student Center Atrium, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 5:15 p.m.

LEAN Program – OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St. 5:30 p.m. 12-week education-based weight loss program. Cost: $20/class or $240 for all 12 weeks. Info: 815-227-2274.

MELD’s Annual Celebrity Event with Lucille O’Neal – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Includes “Meet and Greet” Lucille VIP Reception and book signing. Get her autographed book “Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go.” Program, dinner, silent and live auction including signed sports memorabilia, Cubs and Blackhawks tickets, raffle. Dinner and program starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $90 per person or table of 10 for $850 for VIP Meet & Greet Reception with Lucille, including autographed book, dinner and program, or $60 per person or table of 10 for $550 for dinner and program with Lucille. Reserve and purchase raffle tickets at 815-633-6353, ext. 10 or online atwww.rockfordmeld.org.

View New Construction – Froberg Elementary School, 4555 20th St. 6-7:30 p.m.

Group Hope Support meeting – Rockford School of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave. 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 6:30-7 p.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.

Comedy Night – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.

Microsoft Word 2010 Workshop – Nordlof Center, Walmart Computer Lab, 118 N. Main St. 6-8 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Prerequisite: Must have used MS Word in the past and have good mouse skills. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Friday, Feb. 7

Spay Illinois Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic – Northwest Community Center, 1325 N. Johnston Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Have a dog or cat vaccinated for rabies, distemper combo, bordetella, and a heartworm test, all for $65 (county tag extra); no exam fee when receiving vaccines. Also, cat & kitten packages start at $20. Also, heartworm prevention and flea prevention on-site. Illinois residents with economic hardship can also receive additional discounted prices and aid for their pets through a financial assistance program. Dental service also available. Info: 877-475-7729.

Deadline to register for Candyland Ball – Masonic Temple,305 W. Stephenson St., Freeport. Dads and Daughters dance scheduled Feb. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Info: 815-235-6114.

Drop-in Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 2:15 N. Wyman St. 10:30-11 a.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.

Lunch and Learn: Managing Facebook – Nordlof Center, Small Multi-Purpose Room, 118 N. Main St. Noon-1 p.m. Ages 18 and older.Verify that Facebook is working for you. Bring a sack lunch and a covered drink. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Senior Drop-In Computer Lab – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. 2-5 p.m. Ages 55 and older. For beginners who know how to use a mouse and keyboard. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

VFW Fish Fry – VFW Post 9759, 5018 Windsor Road, Loves Park. 5-8 p.m. every Friday.

Conversational Spanish – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 4:30-6 p.m. Ages 18 and older.

Wine Tasting Event – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. 6-9 p.m. Silent auction and chance to win an original painting by Rockford artist Tom Linden. Tickets: $30 each, $25 members in advance; $30 at the door. New museum members receive one free ticket to the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting. Info: www.freeportartmuseum.org.

Spanish Language Film Festival: La Yuma – Beloit College, Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 7-9 p.m. Every Friday, runs thru Feb. 28.

Comedy Night – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Goodwill Industries free income tax sites – Goodwill Mission Services Center, 615 N. Longwood St. Runs thru April 12. A mobile site will travel to several locations in the northern Illinois region. To make an appointment, call 815-987-6200.

Youth Nature Programs – Atwood Center, Atwood Park, 2685 New Milford School Road. For youth ages 6-12 each Saturday in February. Fee per program is $7/person ($9 non-resident), or participants can bring a sack lunch and save $2 by registering online for same-day morning and afternoon programs. Parents welcome to attend with their children. Register at least one week in advance atwww.rockfordparkdistrict.org or at Park District Customer Service locations or call 815-987-8800.

Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference – Hosted by University of Illinois Extension in Decatur. Feb. 8, 9. Theme: “Saving the World Through Leadership,” open to 4-H members and friends in 7th and 8th grades. Cost: $135 includes all meals, lodging and conference supplies.

Winter Trails & Naturalist Tales – Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes two “naturalist tales,” keynote speakers, a “winter trails” outdoor guided hike and lunch. Theme: Endangered and threatened plant and animal species in Illinois. Cost: $30/person. Register by Feb. 6 at web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or 815-986-4357.

Introduction to Beekeeping” – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn about the ecology of the hive, yearly cycles of beekeeping, preparation for your first hive. Cost: $85. Info: 815-389-8455.

Understanding Your Digital SLR” – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Dates: Feb. 8 and 15, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $50. Register at wwww.ctqphotography.com or call 608-322-4250.

Kids Club Event: Sweet Treat Card – Michaels Arts & Crafts, 1017 West Lane Road, Machesney Park. 10-11:30 a.m. $2 per 30-minute session, including supplies. Ages 3 and older. Info: 815-639-1354.

Goodwill/VITA Tax Preparation Assistance – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free tax assistance to those with low-to-moderate incomes (families with less than $50,000; individuals with less than $25,000), including people with disabilities. Appointments are required. Call Goodwill at 815-987-6200. Info: 815-965-7606.

Saturday Spectacular: Tim Glander – Fantastic Mr. G! – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11-11:45 a.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.

Family Winter Warm-Up Party – Nicholas Conservatory, 1354 N. Second St. Noon-3 p.m. Bring your board shorts and Hawaiian shirt. Enjoy Hawaiian-themed food, games, entertainment. Food available for purchase. Admission to party is included with paid Conservatory admission; members free. Info: 815-987-8858.

Represent.Us IL-16/17 District Committee meeting – Meg’s Daily Grind, 1141 N. Alpine Road. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Excel 2010 in a Day – Nordlof Center Computer Lab, 118 N. Main St. Noon-6 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Prerequisite: Must have a good understanding of MS Word, especially copy & paste functions, and must have used Excel. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Researching African-American Ancestors on the Internet – Montague Branch Library, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 12:30 -2 p.m. Free internet research workshop sponsored by Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – Northern Illinois Southern Wisconsin Chapter. Info: 815-877-4711.

Best Picture” Film Series: The Sound of Music – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $7 adults, 5 students and seniors. Info: 815-758-1215.

The History of Tea in the Colonial Era – Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society, Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road. 1:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-708-6633.

Teddy Bear Tea Party at Starved Rock Lodge – Starved Rock State Park, Utica. 2 p.m. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring children and their teddy bears (or favorite stuffed animal) to the Lodge’s Great Hall for an afternoon tea, cookies, storytelling and fun. Each attendee will receive a tea cup to take home. Admission: $17/person. Reservations required; call 815-220-7386 or go towww.starvedrocklodge.com.

Fresh and Local – Grocery Gardening – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 2-4 p.m. Ages 15 and up. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Impact Wrestling: “The Road to Lockdown World Tour” – NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Tickets start at $15, available at NIU Convocation Center Box Office, online atwww.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. Fans who purchase a $65 ticket will meet select Impact Wrestling Superstars at an early-entry autograph session at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Get Smart with Your Smart Phone – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends of RPL Community Room, 6685 E. State St. 4-6 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

6th Annual PAWS Fur Ball – Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road. 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner, entertainment, 5:30-9 p.m. Includes silent auction. Tickets: $65 person, $110 couple. Reserve your ticket at 815-299-7297.

Rockford Cage Fights – Tebala Shrine Center, 7910 Newburg Road. 5:30-11 p.m. Presented by No Joke Martial Arts. Tickets: https://www.localmmatickets.com/event/Rockford-Cage-Fights-RCF-17813.html.

Hockey: Rockford IceHogs vs. Iowa Wild– BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 7 p.m. Info 815-968-5222.

Comedian Brian Regan – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.75, atLivenation.com, egyptiantheatre.org, via phone at 815-758-1225 or the Egyptian Theatre box office.

Sunday, Feb. 9

All You Can Eat Buffet Breakfast – Monroe Township Firefighters’ Association at Fire station, 104 West St., Monroe Center, Ill. 7-11 a.m. Cost: $8 adults, $4 children ages 6-12, ages 5 and younger, free. Rock River Valley Blood Center will take blood donations from 7-noon.Call 815-393-4811 to reserve a time to donate, or just walk in that day.

All You Can Eat Pancakes Breakfast – DeKalb Masonic Lodge No. 144, corner of E. Fairview St. and South 4th St. (Route 23). Every Sunday from 7:30-11 a.m. Biscuits & gravy (full order $4, half-order 2 extra). Adults $6, children ages 5-12, $4, ages 4 and younger, free.

St. Paulapalooza & Book Fair – St. Paul Lutheran School & Little Lambs Learning Center/Daycare, Parish Hall, Gymnasium, corner of Kilburn & Locust. Noon-3 p.m. Open house, book fair, band concert, school kids sing, food. Tours of the building; talk to faculty. Pot luck with prizes. Info: 815-963-5435.

Rockford’s Early Black Churches & Religious Leaders” – Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St. 2-4 p.m. African American Gallery. Open every Sunday until April 6. Info: 815-962-7402.

Get the Buzz on Bees” – Cherry Valley Public Library, 755 E. State St., Cherry Valley. 2 p.m. With Phil Raines, owner of Raines Honey Farm in Davis, Ill. Free. Register at 815-332-5161.

Chocolate Sundae Sunday – Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. Enjoy a sundae you design yourself, create special valentine crafts. Cost: $1.50 members, $2.50 public, Museum admission extra. Info: 815-963-6769.

Sweetheart Skate Event – Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park. 2-4 p.m. Skate to music by a DJ while spending a fun afternoon with your loved ones or special sweetheart. Free Learn to Skate lessons given by Park District instructors. Prize drawings. Admission $5/person, including skate rental; ages 2 and younger, free. (No discount coupons accepted.) Info: 815-969-4060 orwww.rockfordparkdistrict/iceskate.

Hockey: Rockford IceHogs vs. Utica Comets – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 4 p.m. Info: 815-968-5222.

Monday, Feb. 10

Messy Monday – Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Messy art projects with the help of a professional artist. Admission: $8 adults, $8 children (ages 2-17), free to Museum members and children age 1 and younger. Info: 815-963-6769.

Get Smart with Your Smart Phone – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. 2-4 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Learn how to use that Android. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Rockford City Council meeting – Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 425 E. State St. 6 p.m.

Rescheduled: View New Construction – McIntosh Elementary School, 525 N. Pierpont Ave. 6-7:30 p.m.

eReader Help – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, Program Room, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. 6-8 p.m.. Ages 13 and older. Bring your eReader and all your cords, and a Nook and laptop if you have it. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Pub Trivia – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. Info: 815-633-2552.

Zazen (Seated Meditatiaon) – Lazy Dog Yoga Studio, Integral Therapy “Center, Main Street Square, 5428 Williams Drive, Roscoe. 7:45 p.m. Taught by Zen Master Meido Moore Roshi. Info: 815-985-7283 or www.rinzaizen.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Wood Carving Class – Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Taught by Dave Ostrem. Designed for beginners and those who have been carving for a while. Bring a project you have started or begin a new one. Basswood blanks available for purchase. Cost: $15 for RRC members, $18 non-members. Info: 815-732-3252 or 1-800-541-5479.

RMAP Mobility Subcommittee – RMTD East Side Transfer Center, 725 N. Lyford Road, Rockford. 10 a.m.

Shedding Light on Healthy Eating – Womanspace, William Reif Gallery, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. 10:30 am.-noon. Fee: Regular $15, members $10. Register by Feb. 10. Info: 815-877-0118.

Look, Listen and Learn Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m Ages 2-5.

The Black Box – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 2-10. African-American history. Info: 815-965-7606.

Good Grief Groundhogs – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 2-10.

Apps for Android – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch, Program Room, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. 2-4 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Attend Get Smart with Your Smart Phone first. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

LOL (Library Out Loud) Club – Rockford Public Library, Lewis Lemon Branch, 1988 W. Jefferson St. 4-5 p.m. Ages 6-11. Info: 815-965-7606.

Presidents Day – Rockford Public Library, Lewis Lemon Branch, 1988 W. Jefferson St. 4-5 p.m.

Veterans Self-Help Group – Family Counseling Services, 210 N. Longwood St. Every Tues. 6-7 p.m. Info: 815-962-5585.

Winnebago Buy Local Kickoff Celebration – Giovanni’s Grand Ballroom, 610 N. Bell School Road. 6 p.m. Guest speaker Lynn Miles Peisker. Door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, networking, cash bar. Free event for any Winnebago County local grassroots business owners, as well as Winnebago Buy Local members. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344962662312320.

Teen Tech Time: Getting eBooks – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, 2nd Floor Computer Room, 215 N. Wyman St. 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 13-19.

Hire Me! Résumé Workshop (2 parts) – Rockford Public Library, Rockton Center Branch Library, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. Feb. 4 & 5, 6-8 p.m. Ages 13 and up. Must have an email address and be comfortable in MS Word. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Large Predators Return … Or Are They?” – Boone County Conservation District, 603 N. Appleton Road, Belvidere. 6-7 p.m. Fee: $5. Info: 815-544-3710.

Great Backyard Bird Count – Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport. 6-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Northwest Illinois Audubon Society. Learn about participating in the count, to be held Feb. 14-17. Info: 815-865-5279.

Teen Tech Time: Ready, Set, Present! – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, 2nd Floor Computer room, 215 N. Wyman St. 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 13-19. Tips on how to use PowerPoint and Prezi mor efficiently for school-related tasks. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Good Grief Groundhogs – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 2-10. Info: 815-965-7606.

Family Story Hour – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.

East Branch Second Tuesday Book Group: The Glass Castle – East Branch Library, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. Sgtate St. 6:45-8 p.m. Ages 18 and older. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Best Picture” Film Series: Annie Hall – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 7 p.m. Tickets: $7 adults, 5 students and seniors. Info: 815-758-1215.

Girls, Let’s E-Read – Rockford Public Library, Lewis Lemon Branch, 1988 W. Jefferson St. 5-6 p.m. Ages 9-12. Info: 815-965-7606.

Rockford Board of Education meeting – Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 501 Seventh St. 7 p.m.

Rockton Village Board meeting – Rockton Municipal Center, 110 E. Main St., Rockton. 7 p.m.

Best Picture” Film Series: “An American in Paris” – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 7 p.m. Info: 815-758-1215.

Pub Trivia – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St, Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-633-2552.

Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be e-mailed to contact@rockrivertimes.com, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Feb. 5-11, 2014, issue

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