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Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2014

Wednesday, July 30

Ogle County Fair – Ogle County Fairgrounds, 1440 Limekiln Road, Oregon. Dates: July 30-Aug. 3. Daily admission, $8 individuals 4 years old and up, July 30-Aug. 3, includes carnival rides. Season passes available at Ogle County Fair Office at $25 each. VIP passes. $50. Info: 815-732-6962.

Saint Anthony College of Nursing 2nd International Forum – Guilford Square Campus. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Continuing education opportunity for local nurses. Japanese nurse leaders will give a presentation on community-based group home/hospice care and disaster relief. Cost: $20 advance, $25 at the door. Info: www.sacn.edu.

Stepping On” Workshops – Creekside Place, 102 Maple, Evansville, Wis. Classes begin today, 9:30-11:30 a.m. For adults age 60 and older. Info: 608-758-8455.

2014 Fill the Boot Kick-Off Event – Rockford Fire Station 11, 2117 Calgary Road. 60th year celebration of partnership of Rockford Fire Fighters Local 413 and MDA. 9:45 a.m. Local families served by MDA, Alderwoman Jeanne Oddo, Mayor Lawrence Morrissey and others will attend.

Classic Cinemas: The Lego Movie – Downers Grove, Ill. 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. General admission $1/person.

Plant a Row for the Hungry Drop-Off Site – Edgebrok Shopping Center, 1639 N. Alpine Road. Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Organized thru University of Illinois Extension-Winnebago County. Continues thru Sept. 24.

The Wool Gathering – New knitting & crocheting group meets every Wed. & Thurs. at 6156 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free knitting lessons on the last Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.

Babes and Books – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11:15 a.m.-noon. For children younger than 2. Develop baby’s literacy and social skllls. Info: 815-965-7606.

Public Skating – Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

PYSK Talks Series – Rockford University, 5100 E. State St. Noon-1 p.m. Topic: “Success for Me; Success for My Compnay; Success for My Community!” by Teresa Beach-Shelow. Register at www.rockfordchamber.com.

Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour – Beloit College Poetry Garden, 700 College St., Beloit. 1 p.m. Poets Maya Stein and Amy Tingle will write custom poems and promote “tiny books” on their 1400-mile tandem bicycle tour through several states. Hosted by Beloit Rotary members, bicyclists, poets and library fans. Participants are encouraged to bring a book or take a book to promote reading for children and literacy for adults. The Stateline spinners riding group are scheduled to meet the poets at 11;30 a.m. at Beckman Mill, 11600 County Road H, before traveling to the Beloit College Poetry Garden.

Understanding Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Supplement Plans – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 55 and older. Info about Medicare eligibility, enrollment, types of benefits available, how to navigate these systems, what is now. Learnhow Medicare Supplement Plans work with Medicare. Informational materials provided. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Imagination Station: Jared Sherlock – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 1:30 p.m. Illusionist/comedian. Free.

Stateline Mass Transit District – Rockton Village Hall, 110 E. Main St., Rockton. 1:30 p.m.

Finding Grants for a Non-Profit Organization – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, 2nd Floor Computer Room, 215 N. Wyman St. 2-3:30 p.m. Ages 18 and older. Must be proficient using the Internet. Registration is required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Wilderness Wednesday: “The Art & Science of Falconry” – Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock State Park, Utica. 3 p.m. With Dr. Ed Bell. Free. Info: 815-220-7386.

Freeport Area Career Fair – Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport. 3-8 p.m. With The Workforce Connection, Northwest Illinois Development Alliance and the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security.

Wild Wednesday Racing – Rockford Speedway, 9572 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, Ill. Feat. Roadrunner Super Summer Series, Bandits, Winged Women on Wheels, Wednesday Night Super Cup Series, MisFits, “Wild & Crazy” Figure 8 racing, One-on-One Spectacular Drags. $1 Beer Night. Adults: $9. Gates open 5:30 p.m., racing starts 7:07 p.m.

LOL (Library Out Loud) Club – Rockford Public Library, Montague Branch, Connie Lane Room, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 5-6 p.m. Ages 6-11. Info: 815-965-7606.

Warm Season Crops – University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. 5-6:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per session. Info: 815-732-2191.

LOL (Library Out Loud) Club – Rockford Public Library, Montague Branch, Connie Lane Room, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 5-6 p.m. Ages 6-11. Info: 815-965-7606.

What Kind of Animal are You? A Fun Look at Personalilties” – BetterLife Wellness, inside YMCA, 200 Y Blvd., Rockford. 5:30-6:30 p.m. SwedishAmerican program open to public. Free. Call to register at 779-696-9700.

SRC Teens Movie Night: Anaconda – Nordlof Center, J.R. Sullivan Theater, 118 N. Main St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 13-19. Info: 815-965-7606.

Human Resources Committee Board of Trustees – Rock Valley College, Woodward Technology Center, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Room 141. For Community College District 511. 6 p.m.

Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Children’s Area, 6685 E. State St. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Info: 815-965-7606.

Breastfeeding Class – OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Conference Rooms, 5666 E. State St. 7-9 p.m. Taught by a board-certified lactation consultant. Free. Info: 815-227-2695.

Open Mic Night – Disaster House, 714 Locust St. 7 p.m. Poetry, acoustic music, spoken word. Free artistic forum and free coffee.

Comics of Steel Comedy and Trivia Night – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 8-11 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

Thursday, July 31

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 Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 2-5. Info: 815-965-7606.

Paws in the Library – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Children’s Area, 6685 E. State St. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 2-10. Info: 815-965-7606.

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

Senior Computer Learning (6 sessions) – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 1-3 p.m. Thru Aug. 21. Ages 55 and older. Beginning computer class for the true beginner. Registration is required for first class only; all following classes are included. Bring your own laptop if you have one. Info: 815-965-7606.

Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables” – University of Illinois Extension, Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. 1 p.m. Includes 13 kitchen-tested recipes and four fact sheets on uncommon vegetables, plus practical cooking tips. Fee: $5. Advance registration required by July 29. Info: 815-732-2191 or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.

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

Information on Master Naturalist Program – University of Illinois Extension, Winnebago County, Rockford. 3-4 p.m. Presented by Jackie de Batista. Free, but pre-registration is required. Info: 815-986-4357 or http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw.

GPS Faith Community Farmers’ Market – 10714 N. Second St., Machesney Park. Open every Thurs., 3:30-7:30 p.m. thru Oct. 23. Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, oils, honey, eggs, coffee, food items, crafts. Today: “We Salute Our Veterans.” Active duty military and veterans receive a token of appreciation for their service. Many vendors also have special promotion offers.

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.

Conversational Spanish – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 4-5 p.m. Ages 18 and older. Info: 815-965-7606.

Children’s Home + Aid’s 75th Anniversary Open House – 910 Second Ave. 1-5 p.m. Meet the staff. Want to help? Bring a donation of diapers, wipes or school supplies to assist programs.

Create2Educate – Michaels Arts & Crafts, 1017 W. Lane Road, Machesney Park. 4-7 p.m. First 25 attendees at each store will receive a school lyear survival kit with lesson plans, product samples, etc. One lucky attendee will win a $25 Michaels gift card. Info: 815-639-1354.

Blackhawk Technical College Community Forum – Hedburg Lilbrary, 316 S. Main St., Janesville, Wis. 5 p.m.

Grief Support Group – Beloit Regional Hospice, 655 Third St., Beloit, Wis., is beginning a new grief support group for those 59 years or younger. 6-7:30 p.m. Advance registration is requested at 608-363-7421 or 877-363-7421.

Winnebago County Board Meeting –Winnebago County Courthouse, County Board Room, 400 W. State St. 6 p.m.

eReader Help – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 6-8 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Breing your eReader and all your cords with you. If you have a Nook and a laptop, bring it with you. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

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

Writers Group – Freeport Publlic Library, History Room, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport. 6:30 p.m. Moderated by Kim Sigafus McIver. Info: 815-233-3000.

Raja Yoga Class – Rockford Academy of Tae Kwon Do , 3628 E. State St. 6:45-8 p.m. EveryThursday. Cost: $50/month in advance, $12 walk-in. Info: 815-978-3312.

Sex Toy Bargo – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 8 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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

Friday, Aug. 1

Deadline for 10th Annual Thin Mint Sprint Discounts – Girl Scouts’ Thin Mint Sprint is Sept. 20 at Camp McCormick, Stillman Valley. 8K and Tough Cookie Trail Run are $25 per person; $35 after Aug. 1. “Do the Double” is $40 per person; $55 after Aug. 1. 2-Mile Family Fun Walk/Run is $10 per person; $15 after Aug. 1. Info: http://www.girlscoutsni.org/forms/TMS/RunnersLog_FINAL.pdf.

Back to School” Supply Drive – Donations may be dropped off at any First National Bank & Trust Company location, Aug. 1-23, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Visit www.bankatfirstnational.com to find a location near you.

9th Annual RMTD Golf Fund-raiser – Timber Pointe Golf Course, 5750 Woodstock Road, Poplar Grove. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Activities include 19 holes of golf, after-golf buffet, chance to win $10,000 . Deadline: July 28.

Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults” – Rock County Council on Aging program at Beloit Senior Center, 631 Bluff St., Beloit, Wis. Dates: July 11- Aug. 15, 10 a.m. Info: 608-758-8455.

First Friday Used Book Sale – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Patron Lounge, 215 N. Wyman St 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 815-966-2721.

Drop-In Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 10:30-11 a.m. Info: 815-965-7606.

Story Book Science – Discovery Center Museum , 711 N. Main St. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. xxxx Admission: $8 adults, $8 children (ages 2-17), free to Museum members and children age 1 and younger. Info: 815-963-6769.

Public Skating – Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe Blood Drive – First National Bank Trust Company, 5360 Bridge St., Roscoe. Noon-4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 815-624-5980 or RRVBC toll-free at 877-RRVBC-99 or visit the website www.rrvbc.org.

RMTD Board of Trustees Special Meeting – RMTD Conference Room, 520 Mulberry St. 2:30 p.m.

Conversational Spanish – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 4-5 p.m. Ages 18 and older. Info: 815-965-7606.

Festa Italiana – Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive. 5-11 p.m. Food, music, games, cultural event. Runs Aug. 1-3.

Friday Night Frenzy & Market: Dog Days of Summer Dog Contest – McCorkle Funeral Home, Durand. 5-8 p.m. Dog Contest begins at 6 p.m. Please arrive early. All dogs must be on a leash and under the owner’s control. Bring your own pooper scooper/bags. Grilled hot dogs will be served until they run out. Vendors & live music.

Celebrate Recovery – Heartland Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road. 5:45-9:30 p.m. Dinner, group worship and message, Crosstalk Cafe.

7th Annual Mosaic Film Festival – Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St. Dates: Aug. 1-3. Aug. 1, “Warren” at 7 p.m. Two extra film sessions Sat. and three Sun. Feature films. Info: http://www.facebook.com/MosaicFilmProject

Friday Night Flix: The Little Rascals – Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St. Sunset. 8:45-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; vendors on site at 7 p.m.

Comedy Night – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9-11:30 p.m. $7. Info: 815-229-0800.

Saturday, Aug. 2

30th Annual State Street Mile – Downtown Rockford. Date: Aug. 2. Sponsored by SwedishAmerican Health System. This year: Enter $1,000 High School Challenge. Five individual races incl. a Masters Competition for men and women 40 years +; Ben Newson Jr. run for boys and girls K-12; an Open Run; Kids’ Fun Run. Register at www.signmeup.com/98439 or download a form at www.rockfordboysandgirlsclub.org. Info: 815-985-8096 or 815-543-1567.

Mediacom Taste of Lena – Downtown Lena, Ill. Food vendors and nonprofit organizations will participate. Food Village near AJ’s Lena Maid Meats will showcase many area restaurants. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Expanded this year to include many fun events for the family. Car show and live entertainment. BBQ contest.

4th Annual Life Is A Highway Dinner & Ride – American Legion, 900 W. Chrysler Drive, Belvidere. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Benefit for Easter Seals Therapeutic School and Center for Autism. Memorial Ride & Dinner Registration: 9-10 a.m. $10/person. Dinner only: 1-5 p.m. $5/person. Live music by Midnight Run Band. Prize basket drawings, door prizes. Info: 815-97-8535 or 815-978-2334 or www.easterseals.com/goto/LifeIsAHighway.

Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – 7151 Walton St., Rockford. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Local barbecue enthusiasts are invited to join Pitmaster Michael McDearman for an afternoon of free backyard barbecue demos and samples while competition teams cook for cash prizes.

4th Annual Tour De North End – Bicycle festival featuring North End businesses. Register online at TourDeNorthEnd.com ($10) until event day (or register at The Olympic Tavern on event day ($12). Sign your safety waiver, receive your TDNE Passport, and head off to 13 participating locations to get your passport stamped. Go to as many or as few as you like. No pre-planned route. After the giveaway, bands from this year’s Rock & Roll Institute will perform starting at 6 p.m. Then see a free movie.

Pecatonica Farmers’ Market – Village Hall parking lot. 8-11 a.m. every Saturday morning.

First Watershed Field Day & Bus Tour – Participants board a bus at Juda High School Upper Parking Lot at 9 a.m. and return around 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

Kids Club Event: Summer Keychain & Bracelet – Michaels Arts & Crafts, 1017 W. Lane Road, Machesney Park. 10 a.m.-noon. Make a DIY key chain or bracelet. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies).Ages 3 and up. Info: 815-639-1354.

World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race & Weekly Racing Series – Rockford Speedway, 9572 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, Ill. Feat. World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race, NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, American Short Trackers, Roadrunners, Roadrunner Challenge “Escape from I-90 Race.” Preferred seating: $24 adults, $12 kids; reserved seating: $18 adults, $9 kids; bleacher seating: $15 adults, $5 kids. Gates open 5 p.m., racing starts 7:07 p.m.

Sibling Class – OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Conference Rooms, 5666 E. State St. 10-11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-10, to help prepare them for arrival of a new baby. Cost: $5/family. Must be by cash or check. Info: 815-227-2695.

Laurent House Tours – Depart by shuttle bus from Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Admission: $15/person. Info: www.laurenthouse.com/visit.

Saturday Spectacular: A Rainbow of Reptiles! – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11-11:45 a.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.

Japanese Tea Ceremony with Tenshin – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Cost: $45 per participant. Info: 815-316-3306 or kweston@andersongardens.org.

Festa Italiana – Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive. Noon-11 p.m. Food, music, games, cultural event. Amici Italiani Youth & Adult Troupes perform. Runs Aug. 1-3.

Fifth Annual Dylan Mastroianni Memorial Golf Outing – Aldeen Golf Club, 1902 Reid Farm Road. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Includes 18 holes of golf, cart and dinner. Door prizes and silent auction. Register at www.dylansplayground.com.

Movie at Nordlof Center – Nordof Center, J.R. Sullivan Theater, 118 N. Main St. 2-3:30 p.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606.

4-H Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction – Ogle County Fairgrounds, 1440 Limekiln Road, Oregon. Starts at 3 p.m. in Swine Barn. Info: 815-732-2191.

The Farm to Fork Benefit – Metoyer-Brown Farm, W 12085 Czech Ave., Richard, Wis. (near Coloma). Benefit for Friends of the Central Sands. Cost: $85/person or $150/couple. Organic food, music by Prairie Sands Band, wine pairings and local micro-brewed beer. Discounts for group of 10. Must purchase in advance. Info: 630-567-0104.

Grief Support Group – Roscoe United Methodist Church, 10816 Main St., Roscoe. 7-8:30 p.m. 12-week program starts now. No cost; materials will be provided. Info: 815-262-6301.

Sunday, Aug. 3

All You Can Eat Pancakes Breakfast – DeKalb Masonic Lodge No. 144, corner of E. Fairview St. and S. 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.

Festa Italiana – Boylan Catholic High School, 4000 St. Francis Drive. Final day. Bishop David J. Malloy celebrates Mass at 10 a.m. Events run noon-8:30 p.m. Food, music, games, cultural event. Amici Italiani Youth & Adult Troupes perform.

American Legion Corn Boil – Lt. Robert C.A. Carlson Post 1207, Camp Hillcrest, 4500 Rotary Road. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Corn and other food. Activities for all the family, door prizes. Pistol Pete performs.No cover charge.

Laurent House Tours – Depart from Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road. 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Admission: $15/person. Info: 815-987-1676.

Hands of Faith 6th Annual Corn Boil Fund-raiser – Rock Bar & Grill, 101 Maple St. Beloit, Wis. Food, entertainment by Karl Bell, pontoon rides, silent auction, raffle and more. Info: 608-464-0683.

Monday, Aug. 4

Public Skating – Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Boone County Health Department Meeting – 1204 Logan Ave., Belvidere. Noon.

Blackhawk Technical College Community Forum – BTC Beloit Campus, 600 Henry Ave., Beloit, Wis. 5 p.m.

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

Healthy Snacks for Kids – Ida Public Library, 320 N. State St., Belvidere. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Presented by University of Illinois Extension, Boone County, 205 Cadillac Court, Unit 5, Belvidere. Info: 815-544-3710 or hodg@illinois.edu.

Tuesday, Aug. 5

Learn to Skate Classes – Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road. Begins July 15. Ages 3-adult. Each lesson includes 30 min. instruction and 15 min. practice. Fees start at $42 ($47 non-resident). Classes meet once a week for 5 weeks, skates provided. Info: 815-969-4069, (TTY, 888-871-1617) or online at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org.

Master Gardener Help Desk Available at Boone County Fair – University of Illinois Extension Tent, across ftrom sheep barn. Master Gardeners will be available to answer lawn & garden questions, daily from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. during the fair. Check out the weed display; learn about the decline of the Monarch butterfly and the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer. Free butterfly weed and swamp milkweed seeds. Aug. 5-10 daily.

Transfer Tuesdays Open House – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Every Tues. thru the summer, students interested in transferring to RU can stop by the admission office with their official transcripts and have all information reviewed. Students need only to have completed 12 credits at the college level to qualify for transfer status. Some degrees will be recognized. Info: 815-226-4050.

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. Info: 815-965-7606.

Teen Volunteer Tuesdays – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, Young Adult Zone, 215 N. Wyman St. 2-4 p.m. All ages. Help benefit local animal shelters. Some Tuesdays, we’ll visit the animal shelter, other times, we’ll make pet supplies to donate. Registration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

Craft Explorers – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 3-4 p.m. Ages 6-11. Info: 815-965-7606.

MS Word 2010 (3-week class) – Rockford Public Library, Main 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. 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 .m. Ages 6-12. Info: 815-965-7606.

Exploring Library Resources – Rockford Public Library, Lewis Lemon Branch, 1988 W. Jefferson St. 4-5 p.m. Ages 2-10. Info: 815-965-7606.

Blackhawk Technical College Community Forum – Basics Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Drive, Janesville, Wis. 5 p.m.

Public Involvement Meeting on Interchange Alternative for I-39/90 and I-43/WIS 81 – Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, Wis. 5-7 p.m. Brief presentation at 5:30. Exhibits showing the proposed improvement alternatives for the intersections will be on display. WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project.

National Night Out – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Rockford Police Dept. and Rock Valley College Police Dept. City-wide free event. Take a stance against crime, Free entertainment, games, prizes, snacks.

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

MembersAlliance Credit Union Free Seminar on Medicare & Health Care – MembersAlliance Credit Union, 2550 S. Alpine Road. 6-7 p.m. “Understanding Medicare Part A & B and Medicare Supplement Plans.”

iPad Help – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Friends Community Meeting Room, 6685 E. State St. 6-8 p.m. Ages 13 and older. Bring your iPad and all your cords to this drop-in class. Reistration is not required. Info: 815-965-7606.

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

Comics of Steel – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 8-11 p.m. Info: 815-965-0931.

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From the July 30-Aug. 5, 2014, issue